Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides property and casualty, and life and health insurance in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record, good value and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Kemper's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: KMPR has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Insurance


US Market

1 Year Return




US Insurance


US Market

Return vs Industry: KMPR exceeded the US Insurance industry which returned -18.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KMPR exceeded the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day5.4%9.6%5.3%
30 Day0.04%-19.5%-13.6%
90 Day-4.4%-27.0%-19.8%
1 Year-4.2%-5.5%-16.1%-18.1%-8.9%-10.7%
3 Year95.3%86.6%-4.1%-11.6%15.5%8.0%
5 Year109.0%89.0%21.2%6.4%35.2%20.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Kemper's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Kemper undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: KMPR ($74.26) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($137.06)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KMPR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KMPR is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the Insurance industry average (9.2x).

PE vs Market: KMPR is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US market (13.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: KMPR's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KMPR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Kemper forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: KMPR's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-7.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: KMPR's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-7.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: KMPR's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KMPR's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KMPR's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: KMPR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12%).

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Past Performance

How has Kemper performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KMPR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KMPR's current net profit margins (10.5%) are higher than last year (5.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KMPR's earnings have grown significantly by 42.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KMPR's earnings growth over the past year (182.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (42.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KMPR earnings growth over the past year (182.5%) exceeded the Insurance industry 43.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: KMPR's Return on Equity (13.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Kemper's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: KMPR has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: KMPR's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.6x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: KMPR's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if KMPR has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: KMPR reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if KMPR has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: KMPR has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if KMPR has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is Kemper's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KMPR's dividend (1.62%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).

High Dividend: KMPR's dividend (1.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.37%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: KMPR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: KMPR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (12.8%), KMPR's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: KMPR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (20.6% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Joe Lacher (50yo)





Mr. Joseph Patrick Lacher, Jr., also known as Joe, has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Kemper Corporation since November 11, 2015. From November 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Lacher wa ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD8.56M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.33M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Joe's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Joseph Lacher
President4.33yrsUS$8.56m0.11% $5.3m
James McKinney
Executive VP & CFO3.33yrsUS$2.82m0.043% $2.1m
John Boschelli
Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer10.83yrsUS$2.24m0.032% $1.6m
Duane Sanders
Executive VP and President of Property & Casualty Divisionno dataUS$2.85m0.012% $615.3k
Kimberly Holmes
Executive VP and Chief Actuary & Strategic Analytics Officer1.08yrsUS$3.47m0.0039% $193.3k
Charles Brooks
Executive Vice President of Operations & Systems3yrsUS$1.36m0.019% $955.7k
Anastasios Omiridis
Senior VPno datano datano data
Christine Patrick
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Carl Evans
Executive VP4.83yrsno data0.063% $3.1m
Barbara Ciesemier
Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications2.17yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: KMPR's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Joseph Lacher
President4.33yrsUS$8.56m0.11% $5.3m
David Storch
Independent Director9.83yrsUS$230.72k0.015% $743.5k
Gerald Laderman
Independent Director0.083yrno datano data
George Cochran
Independent Director5.08yrsUS$255.44k0.0048% $238.6k
Robert Joyce
Independent Non-Executive Chairman4.33yrsUS$359.72k0.0045% $223.2k
Christopher Sarofim
Director6.83yrsUS$225.13kno data
Kathleen Cronin
Independent Director5.08yrsUS$242.44kno data
Susan Whiting
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$226.29k0.0015% $74.6k
Lacy Johnson
Independent Director3.58yrsUS$226.68kno data
Teresa Canida
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$233.34k0.016% $811.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: KMPR's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: KMPR insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 13.3%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kemper Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Kemper Corporation
  • Ticker: KMPR
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1990
  • Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: US$4.970b
  • Shares outstanding: 66.83m
  • Website: https://www.kemper.com

Number of Employees


  • Kemper Corporation
  • 200 East Randolph Street
  • Suite 3300
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60601
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KMPRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDApr 1990
UI2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURApr 1990
KMPR34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 1 REP 0.5 COM USD0.10BRBRLMay 2019


Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, provides property and casualty, and life and health insurance in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance, Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance, and Life & Health Insurance. It provides automobile, homeowners, renters, fire, umbrella, general liability, and other types of property and casualty insurance to individuals; and commercial automobile insurance to businesses. The company also offers life insurance, including permanent and term insurance, as well as supplemental accident and health insurance products; Medicare supplement insurance, fixed hospital indemnity, home health care, specified disease, and accident-only plans to individuals in rural, suburban, and urban areas. It distributes its products through independent agents and brokers. The company was formerly known as Unitrin, Inc. and changed its name to Kemper Corporation in August 2011. Kemper Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/01 00:29
End of Day Share Price2020/03/31 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.