Atlas Financial Holdings (NASDAQ: AFH) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Atlas Financial Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
79.1% of Atlas Financial Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Atlas Financial Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Atlas Financial Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Atlas Financial Holdings||0||0||3||0||3.00|
|Atlas Financial Holdings Competitors||725||2553||2262||72||2.30|
Atlas Financial Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $18.50, indicating a potential downside of 2.37%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 2.53%. Given Atlas Financial Holdings’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atlas Financial Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Volatility and Risk
Atlas Financial Holdings has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Financial Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Atlas Financial Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Atlas Financial Holdings||1.67%||-3.32%||-1.03%|
|Atlas Financial Holdings Competitors||10.24%||5.42%||2.76%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Atlas Financial Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atlas Financial Holdings||$197.16 million||-$1.70 million||82.39|
|Atlas Financial Holdings Competitors||$11.75 billion||$2.00 billion||35.39|
Atlas Financial Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Financial Holdings. Atlas Financial Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Atlas Financial Holdings competitors beat Atlas Financial Holdings on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
About Atlas Financial Holdings
Atlas Financial Holdings Inc formerly JJR VI Acquisition Corp is a Canada-based company. It is engaged in the business of providing commercial automobile insurance in the United States with a niche market orientation. The Company’s automobile insurance products provide coverage in three areas: liability, accident benefits and physical damage. Liability insurance provides coverage where the insured is responsible for an automobile accident, for the payment for injuries and property damage to third parties. Accident benefit policies or personal injury protection policies provide coverage for loss of income, medical and rehabilitation expenses for insured persons who are injured in an automobile accident, Physical damage coverages provide for the payment of damages to an insured automobile arising from a collision with another object or from other risks. In January 2013, the Company acquired Camelot Services Inc. and its insurance subsidiary, Gateway Insurance Company.
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