Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ: SIGI) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Selective Insurance Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
Selective Insurance Group has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Selective Insurance Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Selective Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Selective Insurance Group pays out 21.3% 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 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Selective Insurance Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Selective Insurance Group||7.36%||11.00%||2.37%|
|Selective Insurance Group Competitors||9.69%||5.04%||2.66%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
77.7% of Selective Insurance Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Selective Insurance Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Selective Insurance Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Selective Insurance Group||0||4||0||0||2.00|
|Selective Insurance Group Competitors||622||2280||2170||45||2.32|
Selective Insurance Group currently has a consensus target price of $49.91, suggesting a potential downside of 16.25%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.30%. Given Selective Insurance Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Selective Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Selective Insurance Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Selective Insurance Group||$2.38 billion||$313.01 million||19.80|
|Selective Insurance Group Competitors||$11.75 billion||$2.00 billion||39.55|
Selective Insurance Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Selective Insurance Group. Selective Insurance Group 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.
Selective Insurance Group rivals beat Selective Insurance Group on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
Selective Insurance Group Company Profile
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 10 insurance subsidiaries, nine of which were licensed by various state departments of insurance to write specific lines of property and casualty insurance business. The remaining subsidiary is authorized by various state insurance departments to write property and casualty insurance in the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market. Its segments include Standard Commercial Lines, which consists of insurance products and services provided in the standard marketplace; Standard Personal Lines, which consists of insurance products and services, including flood insurance coverage that it writes through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); E&S Lines, which consists of insurance products and services provided to customers not obtaining coverage in the standard marketplace, and investment segment invests insurance premiums, as well as amounts generated through its capital management strategies.
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