Berkshire Hathaway (NASDAQ: BRK-A) and Atlas Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:AFH) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.
This table compares Berkshire Hathaway and Atlas Financial Holdings’ 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%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Berkshire Hathaway and Atlas Financial Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Atlas Financial Holdings||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Berkshire Hathaway presently has a consensus price target of $262,000.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.01%. Atlas Financial Holdings has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.63%. Given Atlas Financial Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Atlas Financial Holdings is more favorable than Berkshire Hathaway.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Berkshire Hathaway and Atlas Financial Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Berkshire Hathaway||$232.80 billion||1.89||$43.46 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Atlas Financial Holdings||$197.16 million||0.98||-$1.70 million||$0.23||69.57|
Berkshire Hathaway has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Financial Holdings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.4% of Atlas Financial Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of Atlas Financial Holdings shares 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.
Atlas Financial Holdings beats Berkshire Hathaway on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
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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