Financial Analysis: Ms&Ad Insurance Group (OTCMKTS:MSADY) versus Its Competitors

Ms&Ad Insurance Group (OTCMKTS: MSADY) is one of 77 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Ms&Ad Insurance Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Ms&Ad Insurance Group has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ms&Ad Insurance Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.69, suggesting that their average share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ms&Ad Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Ms&Ad Insurance Group pays out 29.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 46.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ms&Ad Insurance Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ms&Ad Insurance Group and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ms&Ad Insurance Group $46.96 billion $1.39 billion 16.86
Ms&Ad Insurance Group Competitors $13.82 billion $426.48 million 102.13

Ms&Ad Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Ms&Ad Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Ms&Ad Insurance Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ms&Ad Insurance Group N/A N/A N/A
Ms&Ad Insurance Group Competitors -3.88% 0.76% 0.29%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.7% of shares of all “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of shares of all “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Ms&Ad Insurance Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ms&Ad Insurance Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ms&Ad Insurance Group Competitors 738 2592 2278 147 2.32

As a group, “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies have a potential upside of 15.19%. Given Ms&Ad Insurance Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ms&Ad Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

About Ms&Ad Insurance Group

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides insurance and financial services worldwide. The company offers various life and non-life insurance products, including fire and allied, marine, personal accident, voluntary automobile, compulsory automobile liability, medical and nursing care, and other insurance products; individual annuity insurance and whole life insurance products; and reinsurance services, as well as income guarantee insurance products. It also provides financial services, including asset management, financial guarantees, 401k, alternative risk transfer, personal finance, and venture capital finance; and risk management services. In addition, the company offers administration, credit guarantee, and loan services; and roadside assistance and house support services, as well as operates retirement homes and elderly daycare centers. MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. provides its products and services through cross-selling, as well as other sales channels, including financial institution agents, life insurance professionals, and direct marketing. The company was formerly known as Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. in April 2010. MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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