Head-To-Head Survey: Security National Financial (SNFCA) and National Western Life Group (NWLI)
Security National Financial (NASDAQ: SNFCA) and National Western Life Group (NASDAQ:NWLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Security National Financial and National Western Life Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Security National Financial||$307.21 million||0.27||$12.18 million||$0.44||11.82|
|National Western Life Group||$682.37 million||1.78||$100.89 million||$26.70||12.49|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Security National Financial and National Western Life Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Security National Financial||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|National Western Life Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility & Risk
Security National Financial has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Western Life Group has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
8.5% of Security National Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of National Western Life Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Security National Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of National Western Life Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
National Western Life Group pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Security National Financial does not pay a dividend. National Western Life Group pays out 1.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Security National Financial and National Western Life Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Security National Financial||2.37%||5.03%||0.70%|
|National Western Life Group||11.31%||4.75%||0.70%|
National Western Life Group beats Security National Financial on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Security National Financial
Security National Financial Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage loans. The life insurance segment is engaged in the business of selling and servicing selected lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. The cemetery and mortuary segment consists of approximately seven mortuaries and five cemeteries in the state of Utah and a cemetery in the state of California. The mortgage loan segment originates and underwrites or otherwise purchases residential and commercial loans for new construction, existing homes and real estate projects. The Company is also engaged in pre-need selling of funeral, cemetery, mortuary and cremation services through its Utah and California operations. It also sells pre-need funeral, cemetery and cremation services.
About National Western Life Group
National Western Life Insurance Company (National Western) is a stock life insurance company. The Company operates in two segments: Domestic Insurance Operations and International Insurance Operations. The products marketed under domestic insurance operations are annuities, universal life insurance and traditional life insurance, which include both term and whole life products. National Western’s international operations focus on foreign nationals in upper socioeconomic classes. The Company provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of approximately 126,700 policyholders and for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of 139,100 annuity contract holders. National Western offers a portfolio of individual whole life, universal life and term insurance plans, and annuities, including supplementary riders.
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