Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE: ALL) is one of 76 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Allstate Corporation (The) to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Allstate Corporation (The) and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allstate Corporation (The) 1 6 5 0 2.33
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors 617 2224 2087 42 2.31

Allstate Corporation (The) presently has a consensus price target of $92.67, indicating a potential downside of 7.49%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 8.48%. Given Allstate Corporation (The)’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Allstate Corporation (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Allstate Corporation (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Allstate Corporation (The) pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 22.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Allstate Corporation (The) has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.4% of Allstate Corporation (The) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Allstate Corporation (The) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Allstate Corporation (The) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allstate Corporation (The) 7.32% 13.11% 2.32%
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors 9.40% 4.90% 2.70%

Volatility and Risk

Allstate Corporation (The) has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allstate Corporation (The)’s rivals have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Allstate Corporation (The) and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Allstate Corporation (The) $36.53 billion $1.88 billion 13.91
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors $13.61 billion $1.37 billion 203.22

Allstate Corporation (The) has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Allstate Corporation (The) 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.

Summary

Allstate Corporation (The) rivals beat Allstate Corporation (The) on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Allstate Corporation (The)

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) is a holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. The Company’s business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and other subsidiaries. It is engaged in the property-liability insurance business and the life insurance, retirement and investment products business. Its segments include Allstate Protection, Allstate Financial, Discontinued Lines and Coverages, and Corporate and Other. The Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto, homeowners, and other property-liability insurance products through agencies and directly through contact centers and the Internet. The Allstate Financial segment sells life insurance and voluntary accident and health insurance products. The Corporate and Other segment consists of holding company activities and certain non-insurance operations. Its Discontinued Lines and Coverages segment includes results from property-liability insurance coverage.

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