Financial Analysis: Emergent Capital (OTCMKTS:EMGCQ) vs. Jackson Financial (NYSE:JXN)


Emergent Capital (OTCMKTS:EMGCQ – Get Rating) and Jackson Financial (NYSE:JXN – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current ratings of Emergent Capital and Jackson Financial, provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Emerging capital 0 0 0 0 N / A
Financial Jackson 0 4 1 0 2.20

Jackson Financial has a consensus target price of $35.80, indicating a potential upside of 40.23%. Given Jackson Financial’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly think Jackson Financial is more favorable than Emergent Capital.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Emergent Capital and Jackson Financial.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Emerging capital $41.53 million 0.79 $14.50 million N / A N / A
Financial Jackson $8.85 billion 0.25 $3.18 billion $25.16 1.01

Jackson Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Emergent Capital.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.2% of Jackson Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 48.9% of Emergent Capital’s shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Emergent Capital and Jackson Financial.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Emerging capital N / A N / A N / A
Financial Jackson 29.79% 20.22% 0.60%

Summary

Jackson Financial beats Emergent Capital on 8 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Emerging Capital (Get a rating)

Emergent Capital, Inc., a specialty finance company, invests in life settlements. As of August 31, 2020, it held a portfolio of 500 life insurance contracts. The company was formerly known as Imperial Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Emergent Capital, Inc. in September 2015. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida. On October 15, 2020, Emergent Capital, Inc., together with its affiliate, filed a voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

About Jackson Financial (Get a rating)

Jackson Financial LogoJackson Financial Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily provides a series of annuities to retail investors in the United States. The Company operates through three segments: retail annuities, institutional products, and closed life and annuity blocks. The Retail Annuities segment offers a variety of retirement income and savings products, including variable, indexed fixed, fixed and payout annuities, as well as indexed registered annuities and life income solutions. The Institutional Products segment offers traditional guaranteed investment contracts; financing agreements including agreements issued in connection with its participation in the US federal home loan program; and notes backed by a medium-term financing agreement. The Closed Block Life and Annuities segment offers various protection products, such as whole life, universal life, variable universal life and term life insurance products, as well as fixed, index-linked and immediate annuities. This segment also offers a block of immediate group annuities. The company also offers investment management services. It sells its products through a distribution network that includes independent brokers, banks and other financial institutions, regional connection houses and brokers, as well as independent registered investment advisers, third-party platforms and insurance agents. Jackson Financial Inc. was formerly known as Brooke (Holdco1) Inc. and changed its name to Jackson Financial Inc. in July 2020. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.



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