Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Kemper Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

Kemper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kemper Corporation pays out 43.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 45.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Kemper Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemper Corporation 0 1 0 1 3.00
Kemper Corporation Competitors 112 796 844 21 2.44

Kemper Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $55.00, indicating a potential downside of 17.42%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 2.73%. Given Kemper Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kemper Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.1% of Kemper Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Kemper Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Kemper Corporation has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemper Corporation 4.32% 4.47% 1.09%
Kemper Corporation Competitors 3.80% 9.18% 2.33%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kemper Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemper Corporation $2.52 billion $16.80 million 30.00
Kemper Corporation Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 147.93

Kemper Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kemper Corporation. Kemper Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Kemper Corporation rivals beat Kemper Corporation on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Kemper Corporation Company Profile

Kemper Corporation (Kemper) is a diversified insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. The Property & Casualty Insurance segment’s products include personal automobile insurance, both preferred and nonstandard, homeowners insurance, other personal insurance and commercial automobile insurance. These products are distributed primarily through independent agents and brokers. The Life & Health Insurance segment’s products are individual life, accident, health and property insurance. These products are distributed by career agents employed by the Company and independent agents and brokers.

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