Athene Holding (NYSE: ATH) and Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Dividends

Voya Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Athene Holding does not pay a dividend. Voya Financial pays out -1.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Athene Holding and Voya Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene Holding 0 4 11 0 2.73
Voya Financial 1 1 7 0 2.67

Athene Holding currently has a consensus target price of $58.08, suggesting a potential upside of 6.30%. Voya Financial has a consensus target price of $47.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.74%. Given Voya Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Voya Financial is more favorable than Athene Holding.

Profitability

This table compares Athene Holding and Voya Financial’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
Voya Financial -7.67% 3.68% 0.25%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Athene Holding and Voya Financial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Athene Holding $5.72 billion 1.91 N/A N/A N/A
Voya Financial $9.88 billion 0.73 -$508.80 million ($3.83) -10.42

Athene Holding has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Voya Financial.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.5% of Athene Holding shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.6% of Voya Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Athene Holding shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Voya Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Voya Financial beats Athene Holding on 7 of the 12 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 Voya Financial

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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