State National Companies (NASDAQ: SNC) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare State National Companies to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
58.6% of State National Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.8% of State National Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares State National Companies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|State National Companies||$217.07 million||$49.07 million||16.82|
|State National Companies Competitors||$11.51 billion||$1.16 billion||164.10|
State National Companies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than State National Companies. State National Companies 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.
This table compares State National Companies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|State National Companies||23.91%||18.02%||1.72%|
|State National Companies Competitors||5.37%||1.63%||1.23%|
State National Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. State National Companies pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 15.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. State National Companies lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for State National Companies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|State National Companies||1||2||4||0||2.43|
|State National Companies Competitors||642||2344||2224||49||2.32|
State National Companies currently has a consensus price target of $50.80, suggesting a potential upside of 141.67%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 1.38%. Given State National Companies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe State National Companies is more favorable than its rivals.
About State National Companies
State National Companies, Inc. is a specialty provider of property and casualty insurance. The Company’s segments include Program Services, Lender Services and Corporate. In the Program Services segment, the Company operates an issuing carrier (fronting) business to provide insurance capacity access to the United States property and casualty insurance markets. In the Lender Services segment, the Company specializes in providing collateral protection insurance, which insures automobiles held as collateral for loans made by financial institutions. The Company writes its insurance business through its insurance company subsidiaries, which include State National Insurance Company, Inc. (SNIC), National Specialty Insurance Company (NSIC) and United Specialty Insurance Company (USIC). As of December 31, 2016, SNIC and NSIC were admitted carriers licensed to write property and casualty business in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. USIC is an admitted carrier in Delaware.
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