Zurich Insurance Group (OTCMKTS:ZURVY) and Its Competitors Critical Review

Zurich Insurance Group (OTCMKTS: ZURVY) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zurich Insurance Group to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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0.3% of Zurich Insurance Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.8% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.1% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Zurich Insurance Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zurich Insurance Group N/A N/A N/A
Zurich Insurance Group Competitors 15.24% 65.06% 1.59%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Zurich Insurance Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zurich Insurance Group $63.96 billion $3.00 billion 16.38
Zurich Insurance Group Competitors $6.70 billion $705.01 million 12.00

Zurich Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Zurich Insurance Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Zurich Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $1.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Zurich Insurance Group pays out 73.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.7% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Zurich Insurance Group has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zurich Insurance Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.49, suggesting that their average stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Zurich Insurance Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zurich Insurance Group 1 3 2 0 2.17
Zurich Insurance Group Competitors 159 721 969 41 2.47

As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential downside of 6.27%. Given Zurich Insurance Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Zurich Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Zurich Insurance Group rivals beat Zurich Insurance Group on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

Zurich Insurance Group Company Profile

Zurich Insurance Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and related services in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through Property & Casualty Regions, Life Regions, Farmers, and Non-Core Businesses segments. It offers car, home, travel, general liability, life and critical illness, and other insurance products; and saving and investment, and pension and retirement planning products. The company also provides property, casualty, management or professional liability, trade credit, political risk, marine, automotive, and cyber risk insurance products; and international programs, risk engineering, claims, and captive services. In addition, it offers employee benefits and group risk solutions, corporate investment plans, multi-employer savings plans, pension plans, captive services, and pooling solutions, as well as international programs for employees. Further, the company provides non-claims administrative and management services to the farmers' exchanges; and reinsurance services. It serves individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Insurance Group AG was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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