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Head-To-Head Analysis: Brighthouse Financial (BHF) vs. Kansas City Life Insurance (KCLI) – BharataPress

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) and Kansas City Life Insurance (OTCMKTS:KCLI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Brighthouse Financial and Kansas City Life Insurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Brighthouse Financial and Kansas City Life Insurance, as provided by MarketBeat.

Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus target price of $55.15, suggesting a potential upside of 60.01%. Given Brighthouse Financial’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Brighthouse Financial is more favorable than Kansas City Life Insurance.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.6% of Brighthouse Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Brighthouse Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 63.1% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Kansas City Life Insurance pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Brighthouse Financial does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brighthouse Financial and Kansas City Life Insurance’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Kansas City Life Insurance has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Brighthouse Financial.

Risk & Volatility

Brighthouse Financial has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kansas City Life Insurance has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Brighthouse Financial beats Kansas City Life Insurance on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. provides a range of annuity and life insurance products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Annuities, Life, and Run-off. It offers variable, fixed, index-linked, and income annuities for contract holders’ needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer, and income security; and term, whole, universal, and variable life insurance products for policyholders’ needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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.

Source: http://bharatapress.com/2018/12/10/head-to-head-comparison-brighthouse-financial-bhf-vs-kansas-city-life-insurance-kcli/

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