Analyzing Kansas City Life Insurance (OTCMKTS:KCLI) & SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY)

Kansas City Life Insurance (OTCMKTS:KCLI) and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kansas City Life Insurance 3.79% 2.60% 0.38%
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR 3.81% 10.09% 0.49%



Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kansas City Life Insurance and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kansas City Life Insurance $461.03 million 0.69 $15.67 million N/A N/A
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR $14.79 billion 0.72 $563.69 million N/A N/A

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Kansas City Life Insurance.

Risk & Volatility

Kansas City Life Insurance has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Kansas City Life Insurance pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Kansas City Life Insurance and SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kansas City Life Insurance 0 0 0 0 N/A
SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR beats Kansas City Life Insurance on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kansas City Life Insurance

Kansas City Life Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Individual Insurance, Group Insurance, and Old American. The company offers term, return of premium, universal, indexed universal, variable universal, and whole life insurance products, as well as annuities. It also provides dental, vision, group disability, accident, and health insurance products, as well as distributes variable products. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

About SONY FINL HOLDI/ADR

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.

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