Analysis of Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) and Kering (OTCMKTS:PPRUY)


Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW – Get Rating) and Kering (OTCMKTS:PPRUY – Get Rating) are both large-cap financials, but which business is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Willis Towers Watson Public and Kering.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Willis Towers Watson Public 39.57% 13.43% 4.45%
Kering N / A N / A N / A

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Willis Towers Watson Public and Kering.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Willis Towers Watson Public $9.00 billion 2.63 $4.22 billion $28.62 7.42
Kering $20.88 billion 2.88 $3.76 billion N / A N / A

Willis Towers Watson Public has higher profits, but lower revenues than Kering.

Dividends

Willis Towers Watson Public pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Kering pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Willis Towers Watson Public pays 11.5% of its profits as a dividend.

Institutional and insider ownership

91.4% of Willis Towers Watson Public shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 0.3% of Kering shares are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of the shares of Willis Towers Watson Public are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Willis Towers Watson Public has a beta of 0.79, suggesting its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Kering has a beta of 0.95, suggesting its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Willis Towers Watson Public and Kering, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Willis Towers Watson Public 1 2 0 0 1.67
Kering 0 3 8 0 2.73

Willis Towers Watson Public currently has a consensus price target of $244.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.82%. Given the higher possible upside of Willis Towers Watson Public, analysts clearly believe that Willis Towers Watson Public is more favorable than Kering.

About Willis Towers Watson Public (Get a rating)

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as a worldwide consultancy, brokerage and solutions company. It operates through two segments, Health, Wealth and Career; and and Risk and brokerage. The company provides actuarial support, plan design and administrative services for traditional pension and retirement savings plans; plan management consultancy, brokerage and administration services for health care and group benefit programs; and benefits from outsourcing services. It also provides advice, data, software and products to address global compensation and talent issues for clients. In addition, the Company offers risk advisory, insurance brokerage and advisory services in the property and casualty insurance, aerospace, construction and marine industries. In addition, it offers investment advisory and discretionary management services to insurance and reinsurance companies; insurance consulting and technology, risk and capital management, pricing and predictive modeling, financial and regulatory reporting, financial and capital modeling, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and business management services; wholesale insurance brokerage services to retail and wholesale brokers; and capital underwriting and management, capital market and advisory and brokerage services. In addition, the company provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees in the group and individual markets, as well as healthcare and reimbursement accounts, including including health savings accounts, healthcare reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts and other consumer accounts. The company was formerly known as Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company and changed its name to Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company in January 2016. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company was founded in 1828 and is based in London, UK -United.

About Kering (Get a rating)

Kering SA develops, designs, manufactures, markets and sells clothing and accessories. The company offers footwear; leather goods, including handbags and wallets, purses and other leather goods; glasses, textile accessories, etc.; and jewelry and watches, as well as men’s and women’s ready-to-wear products. It also offers perfumes and cosmetics. The company supplies branded products from Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin and Kering Eyewear. It sells its products through stores and e-commerce sites. As of December 31, 2021, it operated 1,565 stores. Kering SA sells its products in Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, Japan and internationally. The company was previously known as PPR SA and changed its name to Kering SA in June 2013. Kering SA was founded in 1963 and is based in Paris, France.



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