Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF – Get Free Report) and Assicurazioni Generali (OTCMKTS:ARZGF – Get Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Sun Life Financial and Assicurazioni Generali’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sun Life Financial||7.28%||15.10%||1.16%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
45.0% of Sun Life Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.6% of Assicurazioni Generali shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sun Life Financial||$17.94 billion||1.60||$2.50 billion||$3.64||13.40|
Sun Life Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Assicurazioni Generali. Sun Life Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Assicurazioni Generali, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Sun Life Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Assicurazioni Generali pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Sun Life Financial pays out 62.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Assicurazioni Generali pays out 26.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sun Life Financial has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Sun Life Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sun Life Financial and Assicurazioni Generali, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sun Life Financial||0||1||2||0||2.67|
Sun Life Financial currently has a consensus target price of $72.89, suggesting a potential upside of 49.41%. Given Sun Life Financial’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sun Life Financial is more favorable than Assicurazioni Generali.
Sun Life Financial beats Assicurazioni Generali on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services company, provides savings, retirement, and pension products worldwide. It offers term and permanent life, as well as personal health, dental, critical illness, long-term care, and disability insurance products. The company provides financial advice, asset management, and investments related products. It is also involved in mutual fund and investment management businesses. Sun Life Financial Inc was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About Assicurazioni Generali
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. engages in the provision of various insurance solutions. The company operates through four segments: Life, Property & Casualty, Asset & Wealth Management, and Holding and Other Business. It offers savings, individual and family protection, and unit linked, as well as motor third-party liability, home, casualty, accident, health, and commercial and industrial risks insurance products; and insurance plans for multinational companies. The company also provides equity and fixed-income funds, and alternative products; and financial holding, investment advisory, asset management, and financial planning services. It operates in Italy, Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Brazil, Croatia, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Montenegro, Philippines, the Americas, Southern Europe, and Asia under the Generali brand. The company was formerly known as Assicurazioni Generali Austro-Italiche and changed its name to Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. in 1848. Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. was founded in 1831 and is headquartered in Trieste, Italy.
Receive News & Ratings for Sun Life Financial Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Sun Life Financial and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.