Athene Holding (NYSE: ATH) and Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Athene Holding and Prudential Public Limited’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Athene Holding $5.72 billion 1.86 N/A N/A N/A
Prudential Public Limited $103.17 billion 0.59 $6.48 billion N/A N/A

Prudential Public Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Athene Holding.

Profitability

This table compares Athene Holding and Prudential Public Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athene Holding N/A N/A N/A
Prudential Public Limited N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Prudential Public Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Athene Holding does not pay a dividend. Athene Holding has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.5% of Athene Holding shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.6% of Prudential Public Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Athene Holding shares are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Athene Holding and Prudential Public Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene Holding 0 4 11 0 2.73
Prudential Public Limited 0 2 3 0 2.60

Athene Holding presently has a consensus price target of $58.08, suggesting a potential upside of 8.93%. Given Athene Holding’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Athene Holding is more favorable than Prudential Public Limited.

Summary

Athene Holding beats Prudential Public Limited on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Athene Holding

Athene Holding Ltd. is an insurance holding company. The Company’s segments include Retirement Services, Corporate and Other. Retirement Services segment consists of the United States and Bermuda operations, which issue and reinsure retirement savings products and institutional products. Retirement Services has retail operations, which provide annuity retirement solutions to its policyholders. Retirement Services has reinsurance operations, which reinsure multi-year guaranteed annuities, fixed indexed annuities, traditional one year guarantee fixed deferred annuities, immediate annuities and institutional products from its reinsurance partners. It offers two product lines: annuities and funding agreements. It offers deferred and immediate annuities, which are focused on the needs and objectives of people preparing for, approaching or living in retirement. It focuses on issuing funding agreements to institutional investors. Its life and other products include other retail products.

About Prudential Public Limited

Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes. Its insurance operations include Asia, the United States (Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson)) and the United Kingdom. Its asset management operations include Eastspring Investments, M&G and Prudential Capital.

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