The Allstate (NYSE: ALL) is one of 91 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare The Allstate to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

The Allstate pays an annual dividend of $1.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The Allstate pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 13.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. The Allstate has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares The Allstate and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Allstate 6.88% 12.73% 2.38%
The Allstate Competitors 7.75% 2.83% 2.02%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.5% of The Allstate shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of The Allstate shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for The Allstate and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Allstate 1 6 5 0 2.33
The Allstate Competitors 627 2299 2194 45 2.32

The Allstate currently has a consensus price target of $92.25, suggesting a potential downside of 6.93%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 6.07%. Given The Allstate’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe The Allstate has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

The Allstate has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Allstate’s competitors have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Allstate and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
The Allstate $36.53 billion $1.88 billion 13.77
The Allstate Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 159.38

The Allstate has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. The Allstate is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

The Allstate beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

The Allstate Company Profile

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) is a holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. The Company’s business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and other subsidiaries. It is engaged in the property-liability insurance business and the life insurance, retirement and investment products business. Its segments include Allstate Protection, Allstate Financial, Discontinued Lines and Coverages, and Corporate and Other. The Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto, homeowners, and other property-liability insurance products through agencies and directly through contact centers and the Internet. The Allstate Financial segment sells life insurance and voluntary accident and health insurance products. The Corporate and Other segment consists of holding company activities and certain non-insurance operations. Its Discontinued Lines and Coverages segment includes results from property-liability insurance coverage.

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