National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares National Security Group and Scor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|National Security Group||$64.86 million||0.47||$780,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Scor||$16.07 billion||0.52||$380.28 million||$0.20||21.80|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for National Security Group and Scor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National Security Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares National Security Group and Scor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National Security Group||1.20%||1.68%||0.53%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
3.7% of National Security Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Scor shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.2% of National Security Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
National Security Group has a beta of 0.02, suggesting that its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scor has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.
National Security Group pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Scor pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Scor pays out 75.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Scor beats National Security Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
National Security Group Company Profile
The National Security Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. Its Property and Casualty Insurance segment primarily underwrites home insurance coverage with primary lines of business consisting of dwelling fire and extended coverage, mobile homeowners, and other liability insurance services in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, as well as operates on a surplus lines basis in the state of Louisiana. The company's Life Insurance segment offers ordinary life, accident and health, supplemental hospital, and cancer insurance products in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. It distributes its products through independent agents, home service agents, and brokers. The National Security Group, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in Elba, Alabama.
Scor Company Profile
SCOR SE provides life and non-life reinsurance products worldwide. It operates through SCOR Global P&C and SCOR Global Life segments. The SCOR Global P&C segment offers reinsurance products in the areas of property and casualty treaties; specialty treaties, including credit and surety, decennial insurance, aviation, space, marine, engineering, agriculture risks, and alternative solutions; business solutions; business ventures and partnerships; and direct insurance products on a business-to-business basis. The SCOR Global Life segment provides life reinsurance products, including protection for mortality, morbidity, behavioral risks, disability, long-term care, critical illness, medical, and personal accident. This segment also provides financial solutions that combine traditional life reinsurance with financial components and provide liquidity, balance sheet, solvency, and income improvements to clients; longevity solutions that include products covering the risk of negative deviation from expected results due to the insured or annuitant living longer than assumed in the pricing of insurance covers provided by insurers or pension funds; and distribution solutions. In addition, the company is involved in the asset management business. SCOR SE was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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