Kemper (NYSE: KMPR) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Kemper to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.7% of Kemper shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Kemper 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Kemper pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Kemper pays out 43.8% 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 50.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Kemper and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kemper 0 1 0 1 3.00
Kemper Competitors 114 798 851 21 2.44

Kemper currently has a consensus target price of $55.00, suggesting a potential downside of 19.65%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 2.15%. Given Kemper’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kemper has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kemper 6.90% 9.26% 2.32%
Kemper Competitors 6.30% 11.51% 2.63%

Volatility and Risk

Kemper has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kemper’s rivals have a beta of 1.27, indicating that their average stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kemper $2.52 billion $16.80 million 31.26
Kemper Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 161.95

Kemper’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Kemper. Kemper 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 rivals beat Kemper on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Kemper

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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