Ms&Ad Insurance Group (OTCMKTS: MSADY) is one of 77 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Ms&Ad Insurance Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.6% of shares of all “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of shares of all “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies are owned by company 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.
Ms&Ad Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. 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 47.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ms&Ad Insurance Group is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ms&Ad Insurance Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|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||742||2604||2292||147||2.32|
As a group, “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies have a potential upside of 19.62%. Given Ms&Ad Insurance Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ms&Ad Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
Ms&Ad Insurance Group has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ms&Ad Insurance Group’s peers have a beta of 0.69, suggesting that their average stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ms&Ad Insurance Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ms&Ad Insurance Group||$46.96 billion||$1.39 billion||16.33|
|Ms&Ad Insurance Group Competitors||$13.82 billion||$426.48 million||102.97|
Ms&Ad Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Ms&Ad Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Ms&Ad Insurance Group and its peers’ 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||0.38%||0.79%||0.32%|
Ms&Ad Insurance Group peers beat Ms&Ad Insurance Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Ms&Ad Insurance Group Company Profile
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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