Selective Insurance Group (SIGI) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison

Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ: SIGI) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Selective Insurance Group to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Selective Insurance Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Selective Insurance Group 0 4 0 0 2.00
Selective Insurance Group Competitors 616 2253 2144 42 2.32

Selective Insurance Group presently has a consensus price target of $46.91, suggesting a potential downside of 15.93%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 1.29%. Given Selective Insurance Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Selective Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Selective Insurance Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Selective Insurance Group 7.13% 10.82% 2.32%
Selective Insurance Group Competitors -7.17% 3.05% 2.14%

Volatility and Risk

Selective Insurance Group has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Selective Insurance Group’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.7% of Selective Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Selective Insurance Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Selective Insurance Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Selective Insurance Group $2.38 billion $313.01 million 19.38
Selective Insurance Group Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.53

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

Dividends

Selective Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Selective Insurance Group pays out 22.2% 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 27.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Selective Insurance Group rivals beat Selective Insurance Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Selective Insurance Group

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 10 insurance subsidiaries, nine of which were licensed by various state departments of insurance to write specific lines of property and casualty insurance business. The remaining subsidiary is authorized by various state insurance departments to write property and casualty insurance in the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market. Its segments include Standard Commercial Lines, which consists of insurance products and services provided in the standard marketplace; Standard Personal Lines, which consists of insurance products and services, including flood insurance coverage that it writes through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); E&S Lines, which consists of insurance products and services provided to customers not obtaining coverage in the standard marketplace, and investment segment invests insurance premiums, as well as amounts generated through its capital management strategies.

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