Lincoln National Corporation (LNC)’s Financial Results Comparing With China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC)

We will be comparing the differences between Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC) as far as institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Life Insurance industry.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lincoln National Corporation 16.78B 0.77 1.53B 7.40 8.48
China Life Insurance Company Limited N/A 0.00 N/A 0.97 14.72

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Lincoln National Corporation and China Life Insurance Company Limited. Presently more affordable of the two stocks is the company with a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Lincoln National Corporation is presently more affordable than China Life Insurance Company Limited, because it’s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 represents Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC)’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lincoln National Corporation 9.12% 10.8% 0.6%
China Life Insurance Company Limited 0.00% 11.6% 1.3%

Volatility & Risk

A beta of 1.92 shows that Lincoln National Corporation is 92.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, China Life Insurance Company Limited is 39.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 1.39 beta.

Dividends

Lincoln National Corporation dividend pay is $1.4 per share with 2.26% dividend yield annually. Meanhile, China Life Insurance Company Limited’s yearly dividend is $0.06 per share and 0.51% dividend yield.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the delivered recommendations and ratings for Lincoln National Corporation and China Life Insurance Company Limited.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lincoln National Corporation 0 2 0 2.00
China Life Insurance Company Limited 0 2 0 2.00

Lincoln National Corporation has an average price target of $66, and a 2.90% upside potential.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 86.6% of Lincoln National Corporation shares and 1.2% of China Life Insurance Company Limited shares. Insiders held 0.6% of Lincoln National Corporation shares. Competitively, insiders own roughly 68.8% of China Life Insurance Company Limited’s shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Lincoln National Corporation -0.96% 7.27% -0.49% -5.94% -15.08% 22.28%
China Life Insurance Company Limited -1.11% 15.17% 32.46% 19.93% -3.07% 35.37%

For the past year Lincoln National Corporation’s stock price has smaller growth than China Life Insurance Company Limited.

Summary

Lincoln National Corporation beats on 7 of the 12 factors China Life Insurance Company Limited.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The company sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions. The companyÂ’s products include fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance (UL), variable universal life insurance (VUL), linked-benefit UL, term life insurance, indexed universal life insurance, and employer-sponsored retirement plans and services, as well as group life, disability, and dental products. It also provides various plan investment vehicles, including individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; single and survivorship versions of UL and VUL, including corporate-owned UL and VUL, and bank-owned UL and VUL insurance products; and group non-medical insurance products, principally term life, universal life, disability, dental, vision, accident, and critical illness insurance to the employer market place through various forms of contributory and non-contributory plans. The company distributes its products through consultants, brokers, planners, agents, financial advisors, third-party administrators, and other intermediaries. Lincoln National Corporation was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

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