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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Argo Group International Holdings and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Argo Group International Holdings $1.69 billion $244.20 million 11.52
Argo Group International Holdings Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.38

Argo Group International Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Argo Group International Holdings. Argo Group International Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Argo Group International Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Argo Group International Holdings pays out 19.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 27.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Argo Group International Holdings is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.1% of Argo Group International Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Argo Group International Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Argo Group International Holdings has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Argo Group International Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Argo Group International Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Argo Group International Holdings 10.17% 9.90% 2.27%
Argo Group International Holdings Competitors -7.17% 3.09% 2.15%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Argo Group International Holdings and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Argo Group International Holdings 1 1 0 0 1.50
Argo Group International Holdings Competitors 616 2254 2147 42 2.32

Argo Group International Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $70.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.72%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 1.29%. Given Argo Group International Holdings’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Argo Group International Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Argo Group International Holdings rivals beat Argo Group International Holdings on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Argo Group International Holdings Company Profile

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The Company operates through four segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Excess and Surplus Lines segment carriers focus on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite. The Excess and Surplus Lines segment consists of two operating platforms: Colony Specialty and Argo Pro. Commercial Specialty segment provides property, casualty and surety coverages designed to meet the insurance needs of businesses within certain markets. International Specialty segment underwrites insurance and reinsurance risks. It operate as Argo Re, the Casualty and Professional Lines unit of Argo Insurance in Bermuda, and Argo Seguros Brazil, S.A. in Brazil. The Syndicate 1200 segment underwrites around the world property, specialty and non-United States liability insurance.

Receive News & Stock Ratings for Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. and related stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter.