Comparing China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) & Vericity (NYSE:VERY)

Vericity (NASDAQ:VERY) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vericity and China Life Insurance’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vericity N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
China Life Insurance $91.03 billion 0.78 $1.72 billion $0.28 44.86

China Life Insurance has higher revenue and earnings than Vericity.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.5% of Vericity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of China Life Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. 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 China Life Insurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vericity N/A N/A N/A
China Life Insurance 7.02% 13.47% 1.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Vericity and China Life Insurance, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vericity 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Life Insurance 0 3 3 0 2.50

China Life Insurance has a consensus target price of $20.30, indicating a potential upside of 61.62%. Given China Life Insurance’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe China Life Insurance is more favorable than Vericity.


China Life Insurance beats Vericity on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Vericity

Vericity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance protection products for the middle American market. The company operates through Insurance and Agency segments. The Insurance segment provides term life, accidental death, and final expense products. This segment distributes its life insurance products through independent producers, including direct distributors that market to consumers through call centers and regional and national independent producer groups. 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. It is also involved in the insurance lead sale activities through its eCoverage Web presence. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.

About China Life Insurance

China Life Insurance Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the People's Republic of China. It operates in four segments: Life Insurance Business, Health Insurance Business, Accident Insurance Business, and Other Businesses. The company offers individual and group life, annuity, accident, and health insurance products, as well as pension products. It is also involved in the asset management, annuity, retirement properties investment, fund management, financial service, health management, investment, investment management, and reinsurance businesses. China Life Insurance Company Limited sells its products through agents, direct sales representatives, and dedicated and non-dedicated agencies. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. China Life Insurance Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Life Insurance (Group) Company Limited.

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