Loews Corporation (L) vs. Its Competitors Critical Comparison
Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) is one of 91 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Loews Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Loews Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Loews Corporation pays out 8.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 13.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Loews Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Loews Corporation Competitors||8.68%||3.58%||2.21%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Loews Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Loews Corporation||$13.11 billion||$654.00 million||17.62|
|Loews Corporation Competitors||$11.51 billion||$1.16 billion||159.38|
Loews Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Loews Corporation 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Loews Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Loews Corporation Competitors||627||2299||2194||45||2.32|
Loews Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $35.00, suggesting a potential downside of 29.31%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 6.08%. Given Loews Corporation’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Loews Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.9% of Loews Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of Loews Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
Loews Corporation has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loews Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.92, indicating that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Loews Corporation competitors beat Loews Corporation on 12 of the 15 factors compared.
Loews Corporation Company Profile
Loews Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in commercial property and casualty insurance; operation of offshore oil and gas drilling rigs; transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids, and operation of a chain of hotels. The Company has five segments consisted of its four individual operating subsidiaries, CNA Financial Corporation (CNA), Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (Diamond Offshore), Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (Boardwalk Pipeline) and Loews Hotels Holding Corporation (Loews Hotels), and the Corporate segment. CNA’s insurance products include commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, warranty and claims administration. CNA’s core business, commercial property and casualty insurance operations include Specialty, Commercial and International lines of business.
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