SelectQuote (NYSE:SLQT) and Ryan Specialty Group (NYSE:RYAN) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares SelectQuote and Ryan Specialty Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SelectQuote||$937.82 million||2.34||$131.05 million||$0.79||16.99|
|Ryan Specialty Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
66.7% of SelectQuote shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of SelectQuote shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for SelectQuote and Ryan Specialty Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ryan Specialty Group||0||4||5||0||2.56|
SelectQuote presently has a consensus price target of $25.28, suggesting a potential upside of 88.36%. Ryan Specialty Group has a consensus price target of $33.38, suggesting a potential downside of 1.05%. Given SelectQuote’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe SelectQuote is more favorable than Ryan Specialty Group.
This table compares SelectQuote and Ryan Specialty Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ryan Specialty Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
SelectQuote beats Ryan Specialty Group on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Founded in 1985, SelectQuote (NYSE: SLQT) provides solutions that help consumers protect their most valuable assets: their families, health and property. The company pioneered the direct-to-consumer model of providing unbiased comparisons from multiple, highly-rated insurance companies allowing consumers to choose the policy and terms that best meet their unique needs. Two foundational pillars underpin SelectQuote's success: a force of more than 1,000 highly-trained and skilled agents who provide a consultative needs analysis for every consumer, and proprietary technology that sources, scores, and routes high-quality sales leads. The company has three core business lines: SelectQuote Senior, SelectQuote Life and SelectQuote Auto and Home. SelectQuote Senior, the largest and fastest-growing business, serves the needs of a demographic that sees 10,000 people turn 65 each day with a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans from 15 leading, nationally-recognized carriers, as well as prescription drug plan, dental, vision and hearing plans.
About Ryan Specialty Group
Ryan Specialty Group Holdings Inc. is a service provider of specialty products and solutions for insurance brokers, agents and carriers. The company offer distribution, underwriting, product development, administration and risk management services by acting as a wholesale broker and a managing underwriter. Ryan Specialty Group Holdings Inc. is based in CHICAGO.
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