Contrasting Athene Holding (ATH) and Its Rivals

Athene Holding (NYSE: ATH) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Life & Health Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Athene Holding to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.9% of Athene Holding shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.4% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Athene Holding shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of shares of all “Life & Health Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Athene Holding and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene Holding 0 4 12 0 2.75
Athene Holding Competitors 232 1133 1651 81 2.51

Athene Holding presently has a consensus price target of $59.25, suggesting a potential upside of 22.44%. As a group, “Life & Health Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 7.64%. Given Athene Holding’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Athene Holding is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Athene Holding and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Athene Holding $4.11 billion $805.00 million 7.13
Athene Holding Competitors $26.01 billion $1.31 billion -1,041.51

Athene Holding’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Athene Holding. Athene Holding is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Athene Holding and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athene Holding 22.66% 13.31% 1.15%
Athene Holding Competitors 5.72% 2.78% 1.31%

Summary

Athene Holding beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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