AXA Equitable (NYSE: EQH) is one of 19 public companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AXA Equitable to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares AXA Equitable and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AXA Equitable||$12.08 billion||N/A||5.74|
|AXA Equitable Competitors||$13.74 billion||$1.05 billion||35.26|
AXA Equitable pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. AXA Equitable pays out 13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 32.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. AXA Equitable is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares AXA Equitable and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|AXA Equitable Competitors||7.10%||18.05%||9.00%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for AXA Equitable and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|AXA Equitable Competitors||189||688||775||40||2.39|
AXA Equitable currently has a consensus target price of $24.42, indicating a potential upside of 9.44%. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 7.06%. Given AXA Equitable’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe AXA Equitable is more favorable than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
48.0% of AXA Equitable shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of AXA Equitable shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
AXA Equitable peers beat AXA Equitable on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
AXA Equitable Company Profile
AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Individual Retirement, Group Retirement, Investment Management and Research, and Protection Solutions. The Individual Retirement segment offers a suite of variable annuity products primarily to affluent and high net worth individuals. The Group Retirement segment provides tax-deferred investment and retirement services or products to plans sponsored by educational entities, municipalities, and not-for-profit entities, as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The Investment Management and Research segment offers diversified investment management, research, and related solutions to a range of clients through institutional, retail, and private wealth management channels; and distributes its institutional research products and solutions. The Protection Solutions segment provides a range of universal life, indexed universal life, and term life products to help affluent and high net worth individuals, as well as small and medium-sized business owners; and a suite of life, short- and long-term disability, dental, and vision insurance products to small and medium-size businesses. The company was founded in 1859 and is based in New York, New York. AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of AXA S.A.
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