Reviewing HRG Group (HRG) & Its Competitors

HRG Group (NYSE: HRG) is one of 25 public companies in the “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare HRG Group to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HRG Group 8.94% -6.02% -0.37%
HRG Group Competitors -0.27% -139.09% 17.93%

Volatility & Risk

HRG Group has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HRG Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.87, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.5% of HRG Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.4% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of HRG Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HRG Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HRG Group $5.01 billion $106.00 million N/A
HRG Group Competitors $790.38 million $37.39 million 5.70

HRG Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for HRG Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HRG Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
HRG Group Competitors 43 270 450 11 2.55

As a group, “Miscellaneous electrical machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 17.97%. Given HRG Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HRG Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

HRG Group beats its rivals on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

HRG Group Company Profile

HRG Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Products and Insurance. The Consumer Products segment consists of the Company’s subsidiary, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (Spectrum Brands). The Insurance segment includes its subsidiary, Front Street Re (Delaware) Ltd. (Front Street). Through Spectrum Brands, the Company is a diversified global branded consumer products company. The Company offers seven product categories: consumer batteries, small appliances, global pet supplies, home and garden control products, personal care products, hardware and home improvement products and global auto care. Through Front Street, the Company is engaged in the business of providing long-term reinsurance, including reinsurance to the specialty insurance sector of fixed, deferred and payout annuities.

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