Allied World Assurance Company Holdings (NYSE: AWH) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Allied World Assurance Company Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings’ competitors have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Allied World Assurance Company Holdings and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings N/A N/A 16.98
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.39

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Allied World Assurance Company Holdings. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings pays out 17.9% 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 26.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.5% of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Allied World Assurance Company Holdings and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings 12.56% 8.96% 2.42%
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Competitors 10.15% 5.36% 2.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Allied World Assurance Company Holdings and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings 0 6 0 0 2.00
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Competitors 718 2531 2241 70 2.30

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $39.25, suggesting a potential downside of 20.29%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 3.50%. Given Allied World Assurance Company Holdings’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings competitors beat Allied World Assurance Company Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Company Profile

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd is a Germany-based holding company. It provides property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions to clients around the world. The Company operates in three segments: North American Insurance, Global Markets Insurance and Reinsurance. The North American Insurance segment consists of the Company’s direct insurance operations in the United States, Bermuda and Canada. The Global Markets Insurance segment includes all of the Company’s direct insurance operations outside of North America. The Company’s reinsurance segment includes the reinsurance of property, general casualty, professional liability, specialty lines and property catastrophe coverage’s written by other reinsurance companies. The Company leases space in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Labuan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States for the operation of its North American Insurance, Global Markets Insurance and Reinsurance segments.

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