Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ: BHF) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Brighthouse Financial to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.5% of Brighthouse Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Brighthouse Financial and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brighthouse Financial 1 13 1 0 2.00
Brighthouse Financial Competitors 112 797 846 21 2.44

Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus target price of $67.46, indicating a potential upside of 17.75%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 4.11%. Given Brighthouse Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Brighthouse Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brighthouse Financial and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Brighthouse Financial N/A N/A -2.44
Brighthouse Financial Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 156.46

Brighthouse Financial’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Brighthouse Financial. Brighthouse Financial 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.

Profitability

This table compares Brighthouse Financial and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brighthouse Financial N/A N/A N/A
Brighthouse Financial Competitors 6.11% 11.12% 2.51%

Summary

Brighthouse Financial peers beat Brighthouse Financial on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Brighthouse Financial

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. is a provider of life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The Company offers a range of products and services, which include variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities, as well as variable, universal, term and whole life products. These products and services are marketed through various third party retail distribution channels in the United States. Fixed income annuities provide a guaranteed monthly income for a specified period of years and/or for the life of the annuitant. The Company operating segments include Annuities, Life and Run-off.

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