Analyzing Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) and HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (NASDAQ:HRGLY)

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Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) and HARGREAVES LANS/ADR (OTCMKTS:HRGLY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.0% of Security National Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 19.1% of Security National Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Security National Financial and HARGREAVES LANS/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Security National Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Security National Financial and HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Security National Financial 2.58% 3.89% 0.63%
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Security National Financial has a beta of -0.03, indicating that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Security National Financial and HARGREAVES LANS/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Security National Financial $279.62 million 0.34 $21.69 million N/A N/A
HARGREAVES LANS/ADR $602.86 million 19.34 $318.29 million $1.34 36.68

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Security National Financial.

Dividends

HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Security National Financial does not pay a dividend. HARGREAVES LANS/ADR pays out 36.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

About Security National Financial

Security National Financial Corporation engages in life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage businesses. The company operates through three segments: Life Insurance, Cemetery and Mortuary, and Mortgages. The Life Insurance segment is involved in selling and servicing lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. It offers various life insurance products, including funeral plans and interest-sensitive life insurance, as well as other traditional life, accident, and health insurance products; annuity products comprising single and flexible premium deferred annuities, and immediate annuities; and diver's accident policies. This segment also cedes and assumes various risks with various authorized unaffiliated reinsurers pursuant to reinsurance treaties. The Cemetery and Mortuary segment operates eight mortuaries and five cemeteries in the state of Utah; and one cemetery in the state of California. This segment also markets plots, interment vaults, mausoleum crypts, markers, caskets, flowers, and other death care related products; and provides professional services of funeral directors, opening and closing of graves, use of chapels and viewing rooms, and use of automobiles and clothing. The Mortgage segment originates and underwrites residential and commercial loans for new construction, existing homes, and real estate projects primarily in Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It offers residential mortgage lending services to real estate brokers and independent mortgage loan originators. Security National Financial Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About HARGREAVES LANS/ADR

Hargreaves Lansdown plc provides direct-to-investor investment services for individuals and corporates in the United Kingdom and Poland. Its flagship service is Vantage, a direct-to-investor platform. The company offers stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), fund and share accounts, self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), and lifetime ISAs. It also provides pension services, including SIPPs, annuities, drawdown, and mix and match pensions; share dealing services, such as overseas share dealing, initial public offerings and share offers, certificated share dealing, and exchange traded funds and exchange traded commodities/currencies; and fund dealing services. In addition, the company offers personal and business currency services; Junior ISA, SIPP, and investment accounts; and financial advisory services comprising investment management, lump sum investment, pension consolidation, portfolio restructuring, retirement planning, and estate planning services. Hargreaves Lansdown plc was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom.

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