Head to Head Analysis: SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (SNYFY) vs. Athene (ATH)

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY) and Athene (NYSE:ATH) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR and Athene, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athene 0 2 8 0 2.80

Athene has a consensus price target of $56.65, indicating a potential upside of 32.54%. Given Athene’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Athene is more favorable than SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR.


This table compares SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR and Athene’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR 3.91% 8.28% 0.41%
Athene 14.36% 13.32% 0.98%

Risk and Volatility

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Athene has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.1% of Athene shares are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Athene shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR and Athene’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR $12.97 billion 0.69 $467.05 million N/A N/A
Athene $6.54 billion 1.28 $1.05 billion $5.82 7.34

Athene has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR.


Athene beats SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Sony Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. The company operates in life insurance, non-life insurance, and banking businesses. Its insurance products include death-protection, medical, educational endowment, living benefit, and other insurance products; and non-life insurance products comprise automobile, medical, and cancer insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. The company's banking business provides Yen and foreign currency deposits, and mortgage loans, as well as investment trust, foreign currency margin trading, and other services; and credit card settlement services, as well as plans, develops, and operates nursing care homes. It provides its products through lifeplanner sales employees and independent agencies, as well as through Internet and telephone. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony Financial Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Athene Company Profile

Athene Holding Ltd., a retirement services company, issues, reinsures, and acquires retirement savings products in the United States and Bermuda. It offers fixed deferred, immediate, and payout annuities; and funding agreements and pension risk transfer products to institutional investors. The company's products are designed for individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. Athene Holding Ltd. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.

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