Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ: KNSL) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kinsale Capital Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.9% of Kinsale Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.2% of Kinsale Capital Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Kinsale Capital Group has a beta of 0.09, meaning that its stock price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinsale Capital Group’s peers have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kinsale Capital Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinsale Capital Group $163.42 million $46.37 million 34.70
Kinsale Capital Group Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 39.55

Kinsale Capital Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kinsale Capital Group. Kinsale Capital Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Kinsale Capital Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinsale Capital Group 16.25% 12.31% 4.26%
Kinsale Capital Group Competitors 9.69% 5.04% 2.66%

Dividends

Kinsale Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Kinsale Capital Group pays out 19.2% 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 28.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Kinsale Capital Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinsale Capital Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
Kinsale Capital Group Competitors 622 2280 2170 45 2.32

Kinsale Capital Group currently has a consensus price target of $45.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.89%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.31%. Given Kinsale Capital Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kinsale Capital Group is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Kinsale Capital Group beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Kinsale Capital Group Company Profile

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is a specialty insurance company. The Company focuses on the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market in the United States. The Company operates through the Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance segment. The Company markets and sells these insurance products in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia through a network of independent insurance brokers. The Company’s commercial lines offerings include construction, small business, excess casualty, general casualty, energy, professional liability, life sciences, product liability, allied health, healthcare, commercial property, management liability, environmental, inland marine, commercial insurance and public entity. The Company writes an array of coverages with a focus on smaller commercial buyers. The Company also writes a small amount of homeowners insurance in the personal lines market. The Company’s subsidiaries include Kinsale Management, Inc. and Kinsale Insurance Company.

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