Contrast Jackson Financial (JXN) and its peers

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Financial Jackson (NYSE:JXNGet a rating) is one of 45 publicly traded companies in the life insurance industry, but how does it differ from its competitors? We will compare Jackson Financial to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Jackson Financial and its competitors.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Financial Jackson 29.79% 20.22% 0.60%
Jackson Financial competitors 9.61% 8.02% 0.83%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.2% of Jackson Financial shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 59.6% of the shares of all “Life insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.6% of the shares of all “Life insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Jackson Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Financial Jackson 0 4 1 0 2.20
Jackson Financial competitors 628 2197 2322 84 2.36

Jackson Financial currently has a consensus price target of $38.25, indicating a potential upside of 13.64%. As a group, the Life Insurance companies have an upside potential of 28.10%. Given that Jackson Financial’s competitors have a higher consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe that Jackson Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Benefits and evaluation

This chart compares Jackson Financial’s revenue, earnings per share, and market valuation to its competitors.

Gross revenue Net revenue Price/earnings ratio
Financial Jackson $8.85 billion $3.18 billion 1.34
Jackson Financial competitors $20.22 billion $1.69 billion 12.57

Jackson Financial’s competitors have higher revenues, but lower revenues than Jackson Financial. Jackson Financial trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Jackson Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.5%. Jackson Financial pays 8.7% of its earnings as a dividend. As a group, the “life insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 12.1% of their profits as a dividend. Jackson Financial is clearly a better dividend-paying stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Jackson Financial’s competitors beat Jackson Financial on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Jackson Financial (Get a rating)

Jackson Financial Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily provides a series of annuities to retail investors in the United States. The Company operates through three segments: retail annuities, institutional products, and closed block life insurance and annuity. The Retail Annuities segment offers a variety of retirement income and savings products, including variable, indexed fixed, fixed and payout annuities, as well as indexed registered annuities and life income solutions. The Institutional Products segment offers traditional guaranteed investment contracts; financing agreements including agreements issued in connection with its participation in the US federal home loan program; and notes backed by medium-term financing agreements. The Closed Block Life and Annuities segment offers various protection products, such as whole life, universal life, variable universal life and term life insurance products, as well as fixed, index-linked and immediate annuities. This segment also offers a block of immediate group annuities. The company also offers investment management services. It sells its products through a distribution network that includes independent brokers, banks and other financial institutions, regional connection houses and brokers, as well as independent registered investment advisers, third-party platforms and insurance agents. Jackson Financial Inc. was formerly known as Brooke (Holdco1) Inc. and changed its name to Jackson Financial Inc. in July 2020. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.



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