Reviewing FBL Financial Group Inc. (FFG)’s and Tiptree Inc. (NASDAQ:TIPT)’s results

Both FBL Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:FFG) and Tiptree Inc. (NASDAQ:TIPT) are Life Insurance companies, competing one another. We will compare their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FBL Financial Group Inc. 740.75M 2.12 104.12M 4.19 15.52
Tiptree Inc. 661.66M 0.33 5.08M -0.14 0.00

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for FBL Financial Group Inc. and Tiptree Inc.


Table 2 provides FBL Financial Group Inc. and Tiptree Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FBL Financial Group Inc. 14.06% 0% 0%
Tiptree Inc. -0.77% 1.1% 0.2%

Risk and Volatility

A beta of 0.74 shows that FBL Financial Group Inc. is 26.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Tiptree Inc.’s 96.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 volatility due to the company’s 0.04 beta.


FBL Financial Group Inc. pays out $1.86 per share annually while its annual dividend yield is 2.92%. On the other side Tiptree Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share. It’s dividend yield is 2.27%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

FBL Financial Group Inc. and Tiptree Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 31.4% and 42.7%. Insiders held 0.1% of FBL Financial Group Inc. shares. Competitively, 23.5% are Tiptree Inc.’s share held by insiders.


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)
FBL Financial Group Inc. 0.62% 1.63% -4.91% -6.95% -13.43% 1.14%
Tiptree Inc. 5.15% -3.31% -1.92% 6.61% -3.46% 9.66%

For the past year FBL Financial Group Inc. was less bullish than Tiptree Inc.


FBL Financial Group Inc. beats Tiptree Inc. on 9 of the 12 factors.

FBL Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sells individual life insurance and annuity products. The Annuity segment sells various traditional annuity products that primarily consist of fixed rate and indexed annuities, and supplementary contracts. The Life Insurance segment offers whole life, term life, and universal life policies. The company markets its products to Farm Bureau members, and other individuals and businesses through exclusive agents and agency managers principally under the consumer brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services in the Midwestern and Western sections of the United States. FBL Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Tiptree Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in specialty insurance, asset management, senior living, and specialty finance businesses in the United States. Its Specialty Insurance segment offers credit protection insurance, mobile protection, warranty and service contracts, and insurance programs; and value-add services, including premium finance and business processing services. The companyÂ’s Asset Management segment engages in the management of credit related assets on behalf of pension funds, hedge funds, other asset management firms, banks, insurance companies, and other institutional investors. The Senior Living segment owns and operates senior apartments, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care facilities. As of December 31, 2016, this segmentÂ’s portfolio consisted of 29 properties across 11 states primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States. The Specialty Finance segment originates loans for sale to institutional investors, including GSEs and FHA/VA. The company was formerly known as Tiptree Financial Inc. and changed its name to Tiptree Inc. on December 30, 2016. Tiptree Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

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