Leg & Gen Grp P/S (OTCMKTS: LGGNY) is one of 52 public companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Leg & Gen Grp P/S to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leg & Gen Grp P/S and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Leg & Gen Grp P/S $52.17 billion $2.44 billion 9.62
Leg & Gen Grp P/S Competitors $2.42 billion $281.66 million 14.87

Leg & Gen Grp P/S has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Leg & Gen Grp P/S 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Leg & Gen Grp P/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.2% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.4% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Leg & Gen Grp P/S pays an annual dividend of $1.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Leg & Gen Grp P/S pays out 75.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Investment advice” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 44.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Leg & Gen Grp P/S and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leg & Gen Grp P/S 1 0 1 0 2.00
Leg & Gen Grp P/S Competitors 347 1789 2187 117 2.47

Leg & Gen Grp P/S presently has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.94%. As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 9.94%. Given Leg & Gen Grp P/S’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Leg & Gen Grp P/S is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Leg & Gen Grp P/S and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leg & Gen Grp P/S N/A N/A N/A
Leg & Gen Grp P/S Competitors 12.52% 21.27% 10.32%

Risk and Volatility

Leg & Gen Grp P/S has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Leg & Gen Grp P/S’s competitors have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Leg & Gen Grp P/S competitors beat Leg & Gen Grp P/S on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Leg & Gen Grp P/S

Legal & General Group Plc provides various insurance products and services worldwide. It operates in Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), and General Insurance (GI) segments. The LGR segment offers annuity contracts with guaranteed income for a specified time; longevity insurance products for company pension schemes; and lifetime mortgages. The LGIM segment provides index fund management; active fixed income and liquidity management; solution and liability driven investment; active equity; and real estate funds. The LGC segment offers investment strategy and implementation, and direct investment and structuring services. The GI segment provides household and accident, sickness, unemployment, and pet insurance products. The company is also involved in insurance agency and brokerage, unit trust, institutional fund management, distribution, mortgage finance, treasury, SPV, building project and modular housing development, general insurance, and open ended investment businesses. It also engages in the real estate investment and trading, fund general partner, fund trustee, long term, commercial lending, venture and development capital, contractual scheme, real estate agency, private equity, management, investor alternative investment fund, collective asset-management, reinsurance, and investment management activities, as well as provides investment advisory and property services. The company was founded in 1836 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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