FGL (NYSE:FG) and UTG (OTCMKTS:UTGN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for FGL and UTG, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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This table compares FGL and UTG’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
68.6% of FGL shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.5% of FGL shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 67.3% of UTG shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares FGL and UTG’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FGL||$1.72 billion||0.89||$41.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|UTG||$28.73 million||3.64||$4.81 million||N/A||N/A|
FGL has higher revenue and earnings than UTG.
FGL Company Profile
FGL Holdings, through its subsidiaries, sells individual life insurance products and annuities in the United States. The company offers deferred annuities, including fixed indexed annuity contracts and fixed rate annuity contracts; immediate annuities; and life insurance products. It also provides life and annuity reinsurance services, such as reinsurance on asset intensive, long duration life, and annuity liabilities. The company sells its products through independent agents, managing general agents, and specialty brokerage firms, as well as various institutional markets. FGL Holdings is based in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands.
UTG Company Profile
UTG, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides individual life insurance products and services in the United States. Its individual life insurance includes servicing of existing insurance business in-force; the acquisition of other companies in the insurance business; and the administration processing of life insurance business for other entities. The company also offers reinsurance products. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Stanford, Kentucky.
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