Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ: IPCC) is one of 150 publicly-traded companies in the “INSURANCE” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Infinity Property and Casualty to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

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Infinity Property and Casualty has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infinity Property and Casualty’s peers have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Infinity Property and Casualty and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infinity Property and Casualty 0 1 1 0 2.50
Infinity Property and Casualty Competitors 927 3950 4489 215 2.42

Infinity Property and Casualty currently has a consensus price target of $113.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.67%. As a group, “INSURANCE” companies have a potential upside of 1.51%. Given Infinity Property and Casualty’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Infinity Property and Casualty has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Infinity Property and Casualty and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Infinity Property and Casualty $1.52 billion $45.38 million 28.54
Infinity Property and Casualty Competitors $15.88 billion $1.31 billion 9.17

Infinity Property and Casualty’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Infinity Property and Casualty. Infinity Property and Casualty is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Infinity Property and Casualty pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Infinity Property and Casualty pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “INSURANCE” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 24.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Infinity Property and Casualty has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.3% of Infinity Property and Casualty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “INSURANCE” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Infinity Property and Casualty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of shares of all “INSURANCE” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Infinity Property and Casualty and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infinity Property and Casualty 2.98% 7.57% 2.19%
Infinity Property and Casualty Competitors 4.12% 3.23% 0.91%

Summary

Infinity Property and Casualty peers beat Infinity Property and Casualty on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Infinity Property and Casualty

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Personal Auto, Commercial Vehicle and Classic Collector (its segments are Personal Auto and Commercial Vehicle). The Company writes personal automobile insurance with a concentration on nonstandard automobile insurance, commercial vehicle insurance and classic collector automobile insurance. The Company offers personal and commercial automobile insurance in states, including Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. Personal Automobile is its insurance product, which provides coverage to individuals for liability to others for bodily injury and property damage and for physical damage to an insured’s own vehicle from collision and various other perils. Commercial Vehicle provides coverage to businesses for liability to others for bodily injury and property damage and for physical damage to vehicles from collision. Classic Collector provides protection for classic collectible automobiles.

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