Investors Title (ITIC) and Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Investors Title (NASDAQ: ITIC) is one of 80 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Investors Title to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.9% of Investors Title shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 27.5% of Investors Title shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Investors Title and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Investors Title 0 0 0 0 N/A
Investors Title Competitors 411 1722 1776 49 2.37

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 6.27%. Given Investors Title’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Investors Title has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Investors Title pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Investors Title pays out 14.3% 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 15.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Investors Title has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Investors Title’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Investors Title and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Investors Title $138.49 million $19.52 million 17.85
Investors Title Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 173.45

Investors Title’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Investors Title. Investors Title 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.

Profitability

This table compares Investors Title and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Investors Title 13.22% 12.93% 8.87%
Investors Title Competitors 7.48% 1.43% 1.34%

Summary

Investors Title competitors beat Investors Title on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Investors Title

Investors Title Company is an insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Investors Title Insurance Company (ITIC) and National Investors Title Insurance Company (NITIC), is engaged in issuance of residential and commercial title insurance, Investors Title Insurance Company (ITIC) and National Investors Title Insurance Company (NITIC). The Company also provides tax-deferred real property exchange services through its subsidiaries, Investors Title Exchange Corporation (ITEC) and Investors Title Accommodation Corporation (ITAC); investment management and trust services to individuals, trusts and other entities through its subsidiary, Investors Trust Company (Investors Trust), and management services to title insurance agencies through its subsidiary, Investors Title Management Services (ITMS). In addition, the Company operates in the issuance of residential and commercial title insurance through ITIC and NITIC segment.

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