Kansas City Life Insurance (OTCMKTS:KCLI) and American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Kansas City Life Insurance pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. American National Insurance pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Kansas City Life Insurance and American National Insurance, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kansas City Life Insurance||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|American National Insurance||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and American National Insurance’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kansas City Life Insurance||$461.03 million||0.78||$15.67 million||N/A||N/A|
|American National Insurance||$3.33 billion||1.10||$159.00 million||N/A||N/A|
American National Insurance has higher revenue and earnings than Kansas City Life Insurance.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of American National Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.1% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.5% of American National Insurance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and American National Insurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kansas City Life Insurance||3.40%||N/A||N/A|
|American National Insurance||4.78%||4.07%||0.80%|
Volatility and Risk
Kansas City Life Insurance has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American National Insurance has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
American National Insurance beats Kansas City Life Insurance on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kansas City Life Insurance Company Profile
Kansas City Life Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Individual Insurance, Group Insurance, and Old American. The company offers term, return of premium, universal, indexed universal, variable universal, and whole life insurance products, as well as annuities; and final arrangements planning, social security and retirement income replacement, and charitable giving life insurance products. It also provides dental, vision, group disability, accident, and health insurance products, as well as distributes variable products. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
American National Insurance Company Profile
American National Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides various insurance products and services in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company’s Life segment offers whole life, term life, universal life, variable universal life, and credit life insurance products. Its Annuity segment provides deferred, variable, and single premium immediate annuity products. The company’s Health segment offers medicare supplement, supplemental, stop-loss, credit disability, and medical expense insurance. Its Property and Casualty segment provides personal lines insurance, such as auto, homeowners, boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and other exposures; and commercial lines of insurance, including property and casualty coverage tailored for a farm, ranch, or other agricultural business within the rural and suburban markets, as well as property, liability, and workers’ compensation coverages. This segment also offers credit-related property insurance products comprising collateral or creditor protection insurance; guaranteed auto protection or guaranteed asset protection insurance; and mortgage security insurance. The company distributes its products through career and multiple-line agents, broker-dealers, independent insurance agents and brokers, managing general underwriters, and financial institutions, as well as through direct marketing channels. American National Insurance Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Galveston, Texas.
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