Sunday, 26 May 2019

Reviewing GWG Holdings Inc. (GWGH)’s and Its Peers results – The Yomi Blog

As Life Insurance company, GWG Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:GWGH) is competing with its competitors based on the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

GWG Holdings Inc. has 1.3% of its shares held by institutional investors & an average of 52.58% institutional ownership for its competitors. 57.1% of GWG Holdings Inc. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.39% of all Life Insurance companies shares are held by company insiders.


Table 1 has GWG Holdings Inc. and its rivals’ return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GWG Holdings Inc. 0.00% 87.00% -5.50%
Industry Average 7.35% 15.34% 1.42%

Valuation and Earnings

The following data compares GWG Holdings Inc. and its rivals’ gross revenue, net income and valuation.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
GWG Holdings Inc. N/A N/A 0.00
Industry Average 1.14B 15.52B 13.23

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 provides breakdown of recent ratings for GWG Holdings Inc. and its rivals.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
GWG Holdings Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Industry Average 1.20 1.89 1.71 2.28

With average target price of $14, GWG Holdings Inc. has a potential upside of 28.68%. The potential upside of the competitors is 46.76%. The analysts’ belief based on the data shown earlier is that GWG Holdings Inc. is looking more favorable than its competitors.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of GWG Holdings Inc. and its competitors.

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%
Industry Average 0.13% 3.25% 9.64% 10.92% 16.53% 17.14%

For the past year GWG Holdings Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than the average for its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

GWG Holdings Inc. is 1.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of 1.01. Competitively, GWG Holdings Inc.’s competitors are 26.50% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 1.27 beta.


GWG Holdings Inc. does not pay a dividend.


GWG Holdings Inc. beats GWG Holdings Inc.’s competitors on 2 of the 3 factors.

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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