Alleghany Corporation (Y) vs. Its Competitors Financial Survey

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.8% of Alleghany Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Alleghany Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Alleghany Corporation has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alleghany Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Alleghany Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alleghany Corporation 7.74% 5.70% 1.93%
Alleghany Corporation Competitors 10.14% 5.38% 2.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Alleghany Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alleghany Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Alleghany Corporation Competitors 721 2539 2249 70 2.30

Alleghany Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $625.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.53%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 1.49%. Given Alleghany Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alleghany Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alleghany Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Alleghany Corporation $6.16 billion $888.24 million 18.32
Alleghany Corporation Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.28

Alleghany Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Alleghany Corporation. Alleghany Corporation 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.

Summary

Alleghany Corporation peers beat Alleghany Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Alleghany Corporation Company Profile

Alleghany Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC (AIHL) and its subsidiaries, is engaged in the property and casualty insurance business. AIHL’s insurance operations are conducted by its subsidiaries RSUI Group, Inc. (RSUI), CapSpecialty, Inc. (CapSpecialty) and Pacific Compensation Corporation (PacificComp). Its segments include reinsurance and insurance. Its reinsurance segment consists of property and casualty reinsurance operations conducted by Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. reinsurance operating subsidiaries. Its insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance operations conducted by AIHL through its insurance operating subsidiaries RSUI, CapSpecialty and PacificComp. AIHL Re LLC, which is a captive reinsurance company, provides reinsurance to its insurance operating subsidiaries and affiliates.

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