American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) and Till Capital (NASDAQ:TIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
63.2% of American Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Till Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of American Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of Till Capital shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares American Financial Group and Till Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|American Financial Group||$7.15 billion||1.30||$530.00 million||$8.40||12.37|
American Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Till Capital.
This table compares American Financial Group and Till Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Financial Group||9.45%||13.90%||1.14%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for American Financial Group and Till Capital, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Financial Group||0||1||1||0||2.50|
American Financial Group presently has a consensus price target of $113.50, suggesting a potential upside of 9.27%. Given American Financial Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe American Financial Group is more favorable than Till Capital.
American Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Till Capital does not pay a dividend. American Financial Group pays out 19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Financial Group has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years.
American Financial Group beats Till Capital on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
American Financial Group Company Profile
American Financial Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity, and Other. It offers property and transportation insurance products, such as physical damage and liability coverage for buses, trucks and recreational vehicles, inland and ocean marine, agricultural-related products, and other property; specialty casualty insurance, including primarily excess and surplus, general liability, executive liability, professional liability, umbrella and excess liability, and specialty coverage in targeted markets, as well as customized programs for small to mid-sized businesses and workers' compensation insurance; and specialty financial insurance products comprising risk management insurance programs for leasing and financing institutions, surety and fidelity products, and trade credit insurance. The company sells its property and casualty insurance products through independent insurance agents and brokers, as well as through employee agents. It also provides traditional fixed, fixed-indexed, and variable-indexed annuities to the retail, financial institutions, registered investment advisor, and education markets; and engages in the commercial real estate operations in Cincinnati, Whitefield, New Hampshire, Chesapeake Bay, Charleston, and Palm Beach. American Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Till Capital Company Profile
Till Capital Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance and reinsurance business in Canada, Bermuda, and the United States. The company provides assumption reinsurance to insurance companies that want to exit the Canadian market; and to insurance companies that want to transfer their remaining claim liabilities on particular books of business, as well as operational services to facilitate the exit of those companies. It also acts as the primary insurer and direct writer for insurance companies seeking Canadian business, but lacking the appropriate Canadian insurance licenses; and ongoing and one-time consulting services in the areas of taxation, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, expert witness testimony, and claim reviews. The company is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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