Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW) is one of 21 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Genworth Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Genworth Financial and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Genworth Financial $8.37 billion -$277.00 million 5.15
Genworth Financial Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 82.43

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

Risk and Volatility

Genworth Financial has a beta of 2.8, meaning that its stock price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genworth Financial’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Genworth Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genworth Financial 0 3 1 0 2.25
Genworth Financial Competitors 88 653 724 21 2.46

Genworth Financial presently has a consensus price target of $3.88, suggesting a potential upside of 12.32%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential upside of 4.20%. Given Genworth Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Genworth Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Genworth Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genworth Financial 3.88% 1.57% 0.22%
Genworth Financial Competitors 5.66% 10.77% 2.45%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.1% of Genworth Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Genworth Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Genworth Financial competitors beat Genworth Financial on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Genworth Financial

Genworth Financial, Inc. (Genworth) is a financial security company. The Company provides insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had more than 15 million customers, with a presence in more than 25 countries. The Company operates in Insurance, Mortgage Insurance and Corporate and Runoff. The Mortgage Insurance Division includes the business segments, such as International Mortgage Insurance and U.S. Mortgage Insurance. The Corporate and Runoff Division includes the Runoff segment and Corporate and Other activities. In September 2013, Genworth Financial, Inc closed the sale of its Wealth Management business, including Genworth Financial Wealth Management and alternative solutions provider, the Altegris companies, to a partnership of Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital.

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