FGL (NYSE: FG) is one of 13,334 publicly-traded companies in the “” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare FGL to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for FGL and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FGL 0 3 1 0 2.25
FGL Competitors 62212 236445 309557 12835 2.44

FGL presently has a consensus target price of $9.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. As a group, “” companies have a potential upside of 24.66%. Given FGL’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FGL has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

FGL has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FGL’s competitors have a beta of 0.41, suggesting that their average stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FGL and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FGL $711.00 million $13.00 million N/A
FGL Competitors $7.21 billion $555.12 million 13.66

FGL’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than FGL.

Profitability

This table compares FGL and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FGL 3.74% 5.91% 0.26%
FGL Competitors -184.60% 6.32% 1.83%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.8% of FGL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of shares of all “” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.5% of FGL shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

FGL competitors beat FGL on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About FGL

FGL Holdings, through its subsidiaries, sells individual life insurance products and annuities in the United States. The company offers deferred annuities, including fixed indexed annuity contracts and fixed rate annuity contracts; immediate annuities; and life insurance products. It also provides life and annuity reinsurance services, such as reinsurance on asset intensive, long duration life, and annuity liabilities. The company sells its products through independent agents, managing general agents, and specialty brokerage firms, as well as various institutional markets. FGL Holdings is based in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands.

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