Critical Comparison: American National Insurance (ANAT) & Its Competitors

American National Insurance (NASDAQ: ANAT) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare American National Insurance to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

American National Insurance pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. American National Insurance pays out 42.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 50.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. American National Insurance is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

American National Insurance has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American National Insurance’s competitors have a beta of 1.27, suggesting that their average share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares American National Insurance and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American National Insurance 6.28% 2.89% 0.55%
American National Insurance Competitors 6.30% 12.12% 2.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for American National Insurance and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American National Insurance 0 0 0 0 N/A
American National Insurance Competitors 88 556 687 21 2.47

As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential upside of 9.15%. Given American National Insurance’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe American National Insurance has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.1% of American National Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.5% of American National Insurance shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares American National Insurance and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
American National Insurance $3.23 billion $181.00 million 15.97
American National Insurance Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 137.27

American National Insurance’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than American National Insurance. American National Insurance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

American National Insurance competitors beat American National Insurance on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

American National Insurance Company Profile

American National Insurance Company is engaged in life insurance, annuities, and property and casualty insurance. The Company also offers limited health insurance. Its family of companies includes six life insurance companies, eight property and casualty insurance companies, and various non-insurance subsidiaries. Its business segments include Life, which offers products, such as Whole Life, Term Life, Universal Life, Variable Universal Life and Credit Life Insurance; Annuity, including products, such as Deferred Annuity, Single Premium Immediate Annuity and Variable Annuity; Health, including, such as Medicare Supplement, Supplemental Insurance, Stop-Loss, Credit Disability and Medical Expense; Property and Casualty, which offers products, such as Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Credit-Related Property Insurance products, and Corporate and Other, which consists of its invested assets that are not used to support insurance activities, and non-insurance subsidiaries.

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