Comparing Allstate Corporation (The) (ALL) and Its Competitors

Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE: ALL) is one of 86 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Allstate Corporation (The) to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

Allstate Corporation (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Allstate Corporation (The) pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 19.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Allstate Corporation (The) has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Allstate Corporation (The) and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allstate Corporation (The) 1 6 5 0 2.33
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors 632 2327 2191 45 2.32

Allstate Corporation (The) presently has a consensus target price of $92.67, indicating a potential downside of 6.93%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 8.00%. Given Allstate Corporation (The)’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Allstate Corporation (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Allstate Corporation (The) and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Allstate Corporation (The) $36.53 billion $1.88 billion 13.89
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 147.54

Allstate Corporation (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Allstate Corporation (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.4% of Allstate Corporation (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Allstate Corporation (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Allstate Corporation (The) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allstate Corporation (The) 7.32% 13.11% 2.32%
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors 8.11% 2.68% 1.64%

Volatility and Risk

Allstate Corporation (The) has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allstate Corporation (The)’s rivals have a beta of 0.90, meaning that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Allstate Corporation (The) beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Allstate Corporation (The)

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) is a holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. The Company’s business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and other subsidiaries. It is engaged in the property-liability insurance business and the life insurance, retirement and investment products business. Its segments include Allstate Protection, Allstate Financial, Discontinued Lines and Coverages, and Corporate and Other. The Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto, homeowners, and other property-liability insurance products through agencies and directly through contact centers and the Internet. The Allstate Financial segment sells life insurance and voluntary accident and health insurance products. The Corporate and Other segment consists of holding company activities and certain non-insurance operations. Its Discontinued Lines and Coverages segment includes results from property-liability insurance coverage.

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