Voya Financial (NYSE: VOYA) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Voya Financial to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Voya Financial -7.67% 3.68% 0.25%
Voya Financial Competitors 4.81% 2.24% 1.80%

Dividends

Voya Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Voya Financial pays out -1.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.2% and pay out 35.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.6% of Voya Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.4% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Voya Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Voya Financial and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Voya Financial 1 1 8 0 2.70
Voya Financial Competitors 349 1386 1900 81 2.46

Voya Financial presently has a consensus target price of $46.11, suggesting a potential upside of 15.60%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 9.00%. Given Voya Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Voya Financial is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Voya Financial $9.88 billion -$508.80 million -10.42
Voya Financial Competitors $28.59 billion $2.35 billion 52.52

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

Volatility & Risk

Voya Financial has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Voya Financial’s peers have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Voya Financial Company Profile

Voya Financial, Inc. is a retirement, investment and insurance company. The Company operates through five segments: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life and Employee Benefits. The Retirement segment is a provider of retirement services and products in the United States. The Investment Management segment offers domestic and international fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternatives products and solutions. The Annuities segment provides fixed and indexed annuities, tax-qualified mutual fund custodial and other investment-only products and payout annuities for pre-retirement wealth accumulation and post-retirement income management sold through multiple channels. The Individual Life segment provides wealth protection and transfer opportunities through universal and variable products. The Employee Benefits segment provides stop loss, group life, voluntary employee-paid and disability products to mid-sized and large businesses.

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