Comparing of Security National Financial Corporation (SNFCA) and Nelnet Inc. (NYSE:NNI)

Security National Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:SNFCA) and Nelnet Inc. (NYSE:NNI) are two firms in the Credit Services that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Security National Financial Corporation 279.12M 0.32 30.85M 1.34 4.08
Nelnet Inc. 925.41M 2.29 252.66M 6.62 7.84

Table 1 demonstrates Security National Financial Corporation and Nelnet Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Nelnet Inc. is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than Security National Financial Corporation. The business that is more affordable between the two has a lower P/E ratio. Security National Financial Corporation’s currently lower P/E ratio makes it the more affordable of the two businesses.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Security National Financial Corporation 11.05% 18.8% 3%
Nelnet Inc. 27.30% 14.1% 1.3%

Volatility and Risk

Security National Financial Corporation is 141.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 because the company has a beta of -0.41. Competitively, Nelnet Inc. is 28.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 0.72 beta.


Meanwhile, Nelnet Inc.’s annual dividend is $0.64 per share and it also boasts of a 1.24% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by Security National Financial Corporation

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 21.2% of Security National Financial Corporation shares and 54.9% of Nelnet Inc. shares. Insiders owned roughly 0.9% of Security National Financial Corporation’s shares. Comparatively, Nelnet Inc. has 10.9% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
Security National Financial Corporation -1.09% -7.46% 2.06% 4% 9.2% 9.2%
Nelnet Inc. -4.65% -7.3% -10.22% -15.73% -4.21% -5.22%

For the past year Security National Financial Corporation has 9.2% stronger performance while Nelnet Inc. has -5.22% weaker performance.


On 11 of the 13 factors Nelnet Inc. beats Security National Financial Corporation.

Security National Financial Corporation engages in life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage businesses. The company's 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. Its 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 company's 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.

Nelnet, Inc. provides education related products and services, and student loan asset management services in the United States and internationally. The companyÂ’s Loan Systems and Servicing segment is involved in loan servicing activities, such as loan conversion, application processing, borrower updates, customer service, payment processing, due diligence procedures, funds management reconciliation, and claim processing activities for the companyÂ’s student loan portfolio and for third-party clients. This segment also provides software and data center, borrower and loan updates, default aversion tracking, claim processing, and post-default collection services for guarantee agencies; and contact center solutions, as well as licenses student loan servicing software to third-party student loan holders and servicers. Its Tuition Payment Processing and Campus Commerce segment offers products and services to help students and families to manage the payment of education costs at various levels; school information system software; and education-focused technologies, services, and support solutions to schools for collecting and processing commerce data. It also serves K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and colleges and universities. The companyÂ’s Communications segment provides Internet access, data connectivity, Internet protocol television video, video on demand, and high-definition television services, as well as digital video recorders to residential and business subscribers; and local calling and long-distance telephone services. This segment offers its services through direct marketing, call centers, communication centers, and sales representatives, as well as through its Website. Its Asset Generation and Management segment engages in the acquisition, management, and ownership of the companyÂ’s student loan assets. The company also provides investment advisory services. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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