Contrasting Kemper Corporation (KMPR) and The Competition
Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Kemper Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares Kemper Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kemper Corporation Competitors||7.35%||11.21%||2.50%|
Volatility & Risk
Kemper Corporation has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Kemper Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. 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 2.0% and pay out 50.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Kemper Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kemper Corporation Competitors||110||792||839||21||2.44|
Kemper Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $55.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.46%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 2.86%. Given Kemper Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kemper Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
57.2% 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 insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kemper Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kemper Corporation||$2.52 billion||$16.80 million||28.96|
|Kemper Corporation Competitors||$11.13 billion||$534.17 million||185.88|
Kemper Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kemper Corporation. Kemper Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Kemper Corporation peers beat Kemper Corporation on 12 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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