Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) vs. Kansas City Life Insurance (NYSE:KCLI) Head to Head Survey

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and Voya Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kansas City Life Insurance $461.03 million 0.70 $15.67 million N/A N/A
Voya Financial $8.51 billion 0.91 $875.00 million $4.04 13.25

Voya Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Kansas City Life Insurance.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Kansas City Life Insurance and Voya Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kansas City Life Insurance 0 0 0 0 N/A
Voya Financial 1 1 4 0 2.50

Voya Financial has a consensus target price of $57.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.52%. Given Voya Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Voya Financial is more favorable than Kansas City Life Insurance.

Dividends

Kansas City Life Insurance pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Voya Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Voya Financial pays out 1.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kansas City Life Insurance 3.79% 2.60% 0.38%
Voya Financial 5.64% 8.45% 0.49%

Risk & Volatility

Kansas City Life Insurance has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Voya Financial has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Voya Financial beats Kansas City Life Insurance on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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. 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.

Voya Financial Company Profile

Voya Financial, Inc. operates as a retirement, investment, and employee benefits company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Retirement, Investment Management, Employee Benefits, and Individual Life. The Retirement segment offers tax-deferred employer-sponsored retirement savings plans and administrative services; and individual retirement accounts, and other retail financial products and financial services, as well as financial planning and advisory services. This segment serves corporate, education, healthcare, and other non-profit and government entities, as well as institutional and individual customers. The Investment Management segment provides fixed income, equity, multi-asset, and alternative products and solutions to individual investors and institutional clients through its direct sales force, consultant channel, banks, broker-dealers, and independent financial advisers. The Employee Benefits segment offers stop loss, group life, voluntary employee-paid, and disability products through consultants, brokers, third-party administrators, enrollment firms, and technology partners to mid-sized and large businesses. The Individual Life segment provides wealth protection and transfer opportunities through universal, variable, and term life products. The company was formerly known as ING U.S., Inc. and changed its name to Voya Financial, Inc. in April 2014. Voya Financial, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in New York, New York.

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