NFP Corp (NYSE: NFP) and D/B/A Chubb Limited New (NYSE:CB) are both multiline insurance & brokers – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares NFP Corp and D/B/A Chubb Limited New’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NFP Corp N/A N/A N/A
D/B/A Chubb Limited New 12.15% 7.22% 2.20%

Dividends

D/B/A Chubb Limited New pays an annual dividend of $2.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. NFP Corp does not pay a dividend. D/B/A Chubb Limited New pays out 34.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NFP Corp has increased its dividend for 51 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NFP Corp and D/B/A Chubb Limited New’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NFP Corp N/A N/A N/A $0.66 N/A
D/B/A Chubb Limited New $31.84 billion 2.20 $4.14 billion $8.34 18.07

D/B/A Chubb Limited New has higher revenue and earnings than NFP Corp. NFP Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than D/B/A Chubb Limited New, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.9% of D/B/A Chubb Limited New shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of D/B/A Chubb Limited New shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for NFP Corp and D/B/A Chubb Limited New, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NFP Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
D/B/A Chubb Limited New 1 2 9 0 2.67

D/B/A Chubb Limited New has a consensus price target of $155.30, indicating a potential upside of 3.06%.

Summary

D/B/A Chubb Limited New beats NFP Corp on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NFP Corp

National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP) and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide a range of advisory and brokerage services to the Company’s clients. NFP serves corporate and high net worth individual clients throughout the United States and in Canada, with a focus on the middle market and entrepreneurs. The Company operates in three segments: the Corporate Client Group (the CCG), the Individual Client Group (the ICG) and the Advisor Services Group (the ASG). The CCG is a corporate benefits advisor in the middle market, offering independent solutions. The ICG is in the delivery of independent life insurance, annuities, long term care and wealth transfer solutions for high net worth individuals. The ASG, including NFP Securities, Inc. (NFPSI), is an independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor. In July 2013, National Financial Partners Corp announced the completion of its acquisition by a controlled affiliate of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.

About D/B/A Chubb Limited New

Chubb Limited is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services to clients around the world. Its segments include North America Commercial property and casualty (P&C) Insurance, North America Personal P&C Insurance, North America Agricultural Insurance, Overseas General Insurance, Global Reinsurance and Life Insurance. It offers commercial insurance products and service offerings, such as risk management programs, loss control, and engineering and complex claims management. It provides specialized insurance products to areas, such as aviation and energy. It also offers personal lines insurance coverage, including homeowners, automobile, valuables, umbrella liability and recreational marine products. In addition, it supplies personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance to individuals in select countries.

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