Contrasting Atlas Financial Holdings (AFH) & Its Rivals

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

Insider and Institutional 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, 15.4% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Financial Holdings and its peers’ 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%

Volatility and Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Atlas Financial Holdings and its peers, 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 722 2545 2254 70 2.30

Atlas Financial Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 1.09%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 2.41%. Given Atlas Financial Holdings’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atlas Financial Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Atlas Financial Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Financial Holdings $197.16 million -$1.70 million 79.57
Atlas Financial Holdings Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.34

Atlas Financial Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Financial Holdings. Atlas Financial Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Atlas Financial Holdings peers beat Atlas Financial Holdings on 9 of the 13 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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