As Life Insurance company, GWG Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:GWGH) is competing with its competitors based on the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
GWG Holdings Inc. has 1.3% of its shares owned by institutional investors versus an average of 52.58% institutional ownership for its peers. On other hand GWG Holdings Inc. has 57.1% of its shares owned by company insiders versus an average of 10.39% insiders ownership for its peers.
On first table we have GWG Holdings Inc. and its peersâ€™ net margins, return on assets and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|GWG Holdings Inc.||0.00%||87.00%||-5.50%|
Earnings and Valuation
The following data compares GWG Holdings Inc. and its peersâ€™ valuation, top-line revenue and net profit.
|Net Income||Gross Revenue||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GWG Holdings Inc.||N/A||N/A||0.00|
Table 3 shows summary of recent ratings for GWG Holdings Inc. and its peers.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|GWG Holdings Inc.||0||0||1||3.00|
$14 is the average target price of GWG Holdings Inc., with a potential upside of 58.19%. The potential upside of the competitors is 45.26%. Given GWG Holdings Inc.â€™s peers higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe GWG Holdings Inc. has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of GWG Holdings Inc. and its peers.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|GWG Holdings Inc.||-0.33%||1.69%||-7.45%||23.91%||-2.27%||18.4%|
For the past year GWG Holdings Inc.â€™s stock price has bigger growth than the average for its peers.
Volatility & Risk
GWG Holdings Inc. has a beta of 1.01 and its 1.00% more volatile than Standard & Poorâ€™s 500. Competitively, GWG Holdings Inc.â€™s peersâ€™ beta is 1.27 which is 26.50% more volatile than Standard & Poorâ€™s 500.
GWG Holdings Inc. does not pay a dividend.
GWG Holdings Inc. beats on 2 of the 3 factors GWG Holdings Inc.â€™s competitors.
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.