Loews (L) vs. Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A (BWINA) Head-To-Head Analysis

Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A (NASDAQ:BWINA) and Loews (NYSE:L) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A and Loews’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A N/A N/A N/A
Loews 8.94% 4.75% 1.37%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A and Loews’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Loews $13.74 billion 1.11 $1.16 billion $2.86 16.96

Loews has higher revenue and earnings than Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of Loews shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.2% of Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Loews shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share. Loews pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Loews pays out 8.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A and Loews, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A 0 0 0 0 N/A
Loews 0 3 2 0 2.40

Loews has a consensus price target of $59.34, suggesting a potential upside of 22.35%.

Summary

Loews beats Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class A Company Profile

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance products. The company offers a range of fleet transportation insurance products, including commercial motor vehicle liability, physical damage, and general liability insurance; workers compensation insurance; medical and indemnity insurance products; non-trucking motor vehicle liability insurance; fidelity and surety bonds; and inland marine products consisting of cargo insurance. It also provides various additional services, such as risk surveys and analyses, safety program design and monitoring, government compliance assistance, loss control, and cost studies; research, development, and consultation in connection with new insurance programs that comprise development of systems to assist customers in monitoring their accident data; and claims handling services to clients with self-insurance programs. It serves trucking and public transportation fleets, as well as independent contractors in the trucking industry. The company primarily operates in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

Loews Company Profile

Loews Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial property and casualty insurance in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Singapore. The company offers management and professional liability insurance and risk management services, and other specialized property and casualty coverages; commercial surety and fidelity bonds; and warranty and alternative risk services primarily for vehicles and cell phones. Its commercial property insurance products include standard and excess property, marine, and boiler and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products comprise workers' compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages. The company also provides loss-sensitive insurance programs; and risk management, information, and claims administration services. It markets its insurance products and services primarily through independent agents, brokers, and managing general underwriters. In addition, the company owns and operates 17 offshore drilling rigs consisting of 4 drillships; and 7 ultra-deepwater, 4 deepwater, and 2 mid-water semisubmersible rigs. Further, it is involved in the transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). It owns and operates natural gas pipelines covering approximately 13,880 miles of interconnected pipelines; approximately 455 miles of NGL pipelines in Louisiana and Texas; and underground storage fields with aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 205.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Additionally, it operates 24 hotels in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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