Monday, 20 May 2019

Comparison of Brighthouse Financial Inc. (BHF) and GWG Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:GWGH) – EN Digest

As Life Insurance businesses, Brighthouse Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:BHF) and GWG Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:GWGH), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brighthouse Financial Inc. 8.86B 0.53 865.00M 7.19 5.49
GWG Holdings Inc. N/A 0.00 N/A -7.81 0.00

Table 1 highlights Brighthouse Financial Inc. and GWG Holdings Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 provides us Brighthouse Financial Inc. and GWG Holdings Inc.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brighthouse Financial Inc. 9.76% 6.4% 0.4%
GWG Holdings Inc. 0.00% 87% -5.5%

Analyst Ratings

Brighthouse Financial Inc. and GWG Holdings Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brighthouse Financial Inc. 1 1 0 2.50
GWG Holdings Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

Brighthouse Financial Inc. has an average price target of $37.5, and a -6.20% downside potential. On the other hand, GWG Holdings Inc.’s potential upside is 20.79% and its average price target is $14. The data from earlier shows that analysts opinion suggest that GWG Holdings Inc. seems more appealing than Brighthouse Financial Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 94.8% of Brighthouse Financial Inc. shares and 2% of GWG Holdings Inc. shares. About 0.2% of Brighthouse Financial Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, owned 56.9% of GWG Holdings Inc. shares.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Brighthouse Financial Inc. -9.19% 5.62% -2.52% -6.23% -26.24% 29.4%
GWG Holdings Inc. 10.29% 38.09% 92.53% 70.43% 143.23% 35.9%

For the past year Brighthouse Financial Inc. has weaker performance than GWG Holdings Inc.


Brighthouse Financial Inc. beats GWG Holdings Inc. on 7 of the 11 factors.

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. provides life insurance and annuity solutions in the United States. It offers shield, variable, guaranteed income builder, income, and fixed annuities; and permanent and term life insurance products. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brighthouse Financial, Inc. is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. Brighthouse Financial, Inc.(NasdaqGS:BHFW.V) operates independently of MetLife, Inc. as of August 4, 2017.

GWG Holdings, Inc., a financial services company, purchases life insurance policies in the secondary market in the United States. It purchases or finances life insurance assets from consumers in the secondary market at a discount to the face value of the policy benefit. The company also purchases policies in the secondary market through financial advisors and life insurance agents, as well as through its appointed agent program. It has developed a suite of options for the life insurance secondary market called LifeCare Xchange (LCX), which provides seniors with the exchange value of their life insurance policies they can apply to long-term care and other post-retirement needs. The company also focuses on applying proprietary M-Panel epigenetic technology to disrupt traditional life insurance underwriting practices. In addition, it provides secured loans to merchant cash advance funders, as well as merchant cash advances directly to small businesses. GWG Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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