Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE: ALL) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Allstate Corporation (The) to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Allstate Corporation (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Allstate Corporation (The) pays out 21.9% 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 27.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Allstate Corporation (The) has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Allstate Corporation (The) is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.1% of Allstate Corporation (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of Allstate Corporation (The) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Allstate Corporation (The) $37.52 billion $4.70 billion 13.73
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.24

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

Volatility & Risk

Allstate Corporation (The) has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allstate Corporation (The)’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allstate Corporation (The) 7.02% 12.73% 2.24%
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors -7.17% 3.09% 2.15%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Allstate Corporation (The) and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allstate Corporation (The) 1 5 6 0 2.42
Allstate Corporation (The) Competitors 616 2254 2147 42 2.32

Allstate Corporation (The) currently has a consensus target price of $91.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.58%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 1.57%. Given Allstate Corporation (The)’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Allstate Corporation (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Allstate Corporation (The) beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Allstate Corporation (The) Company Profile

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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