Atlas Financial Holdings (AFH) versus Its Rivals Financial Analysis

Atlas Financial Holdings (NASDAQ: AFH) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Atlas Financial Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlas Financial Holdings and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Financial Holdings $197.16 million -$1.70 million 82.17
Atlas Financial Holdings Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.01

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.

Profitability

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 10.15% 5.36% 2.73%

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 insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Atlas Financial Holdings has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Financial Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Atlas Financial Holdings and its competitors, as provided 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 726 2557 2265 72 2.30

Atlas Financial Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $18.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.12%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 1.78%. Given Atlas Financial Holdings’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Atlas Financial Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Atlas Financial Holdings competitors beat Atlas Financial Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Atlas Financial Holdings Company Profile

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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