Financial Contrast: Vericity (VERY) and Its Rivals

Vericity (NASDAQ:VERYGet Free Report) is one of 42 public companies in the “Life insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Vericity to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Vericity has a beta of 0.14, indicating that its stock price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vericity’s rivals have a beta of 0.83, indicating that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vericity and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vericity $177.57 million -$9.89 million -16.63
Vericity Competitors $21.18 billion $1.26 billion 7.93

Vericity’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vericity. Vericity is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Vericity and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vericity 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vericity Competitors 360 2395 2047 73 2.38

As a group, “Life insurance” companies have a potential upside of 47.56%. Given Vericity’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vericity has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.9% of Vericity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of shares of all “Life insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Vericity shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Life insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Vericity and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vericity -5.57% -9.13% -1.23%
Vericity Competitors 7.58% 13.04% 1.04%


Vericity rivals beat Vericity on 10 of the 10 factors compared.

About Vericity

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Vericity, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides life insurance protection products for the middle American market. The company operates through Agency and Insurance segments. The Agency segment sells life insurance products for unaffiliated insurance companies through its call center distribution platform, as well as through its independent agents and other marketing organizations. This segment is also involved in the insurance lead sale activities through its eCoverage web presence. The Insurance segment provides term life, accidental death, and final expense products. Vericity, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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