Financial Review: Allianz (AZSEY) and Its Rivals

Allianz (OTCMKTS: AZSEY) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Allianz to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Allianz and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allianz 5.71% 11.81% 0.83%
Allianz Competitors 7.10% 18.06% 9.00%

Risk & Volatility

Allianz has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allianz’s peers have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Allianz pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Allianz pays out 34.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 31.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Allianz shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.6% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Allianz and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Allianz $154.19 billion $8.81 billion 11.08
Allianz Competitors $13.74 billion $1.13 billion 33.89

Allianz has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Allianz is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Allianz and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allianz 0 0 5 0 3.00
Allianz Competitors 184 675 763 39 2.40

As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 8.14%. Given Allianz’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Allianz has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


Allianz peers beat Allianz on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Allianz

Allianz SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides property-casualty insurance, life/health insurance, and asset management products and services worldwide. The company's Property-Casualty segment offers various insurance products, including motor liability and own damage, accident, general liability, fire and property, legal expense, credit, and travel insurance products to private and corporate customers. Its Life/Health segment provides a range of life and health insurance products on an individual and a group basis, such as annuities, endowment and term insurance, and unit-linked and investment-oriented products, as well as private health, supplemental health, and long-term care insurance products. The company's Asset Management segment offers institutional and retail asset management products and services to third-party investors comprising equity and fixed income funds, as well as alternative products; and investment management services. Its Corporate and Other segment provides various banking products for corporate and retail clients; and alternative investment management services in the private equity, real estate, renewable energy, and infrastructure sectors. Allianz SE was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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