Assurant (AIZ) versus Its Competitors Head-To-Head Contrast
Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) is one of 20 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Assurant to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Assurant and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Assurant||$7.53 billion||$565.35 million||23.58|
|Assurant Competitors||$11.13 billion||$534.17 million||241.03|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.5% of Assurant shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Assurant shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Assurant and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Assurant currently has a consensus target price of $115.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.66%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 4.40%. Given Assurant’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Assurant is more favorable than its competitors.
Assurant pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Assurant pays out 53.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 50.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Assurant has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Assurant has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Assurant’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, suggesting that their average stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Assurant and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Assurant competitors beat Assurant on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
Assurant Company Profile
Assurant, Inc. is a provider of risk management solutions in the housing and lifestyle markets. The Company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s segments include Global Housing, Global Lifestyle and Global Preneed. Through its Global Housing segment, it provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing and flood insurance; renters insurance and related products (multi-family housing business), and field services, valuation services and other property risk management services (mortgage solutions business). Through its Global Lifestyle segment, it provides mobile device protection products and related services and extended service products and related services for consumer electronics and appliances (global connected living business); vehicle protection services, and credit insurance. The Global Preneed segment provides pre-funded funeral insurance and annuity products. Its Global Preneed Segment operates in the United States and Canada.
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