Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Old Republic International Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Old Republic International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Old Republic International Corporation pays out 55.5% 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 27.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Old Republic International Corporation has increased its dividend for 35 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Old Republic International Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Old Republic International Corporation 0 0 0 1 4.00
Old Republic International Corporation Competitors 623 2285 2172 45 2.32

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 8.85%. Given Old Republic International Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Old Republic International Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Old Republic International Corporation has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Old Republic International Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Old Republic International Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Old Republic International Corporation 6.45% 7.50% 1.81%
Old Republic International Corporation Competitors 9.59% 4.93% 2.63%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Old Republic International Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Old Republic International Corporation $5,900.50 $467.00 14.86
Old Republic International Corporation Competitors $11,301.22 $1,137.61 71.34

Old Republic International Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Old Republic International Corporation. Old Republic International Corporation 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.2% of Old Republic International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Old Republic International Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Old Republic International Corporation rivals beat Old Republic International Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Old Republic International Corporation

Old Republic International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is engaged in business of insurance underwriting and related services. The Company conducts its operations through various regulated insurance company subsidiaries, which are organized into three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group (RFIG) Run-off Business. The Company’s General Insurance segment consists of property and liability insurance, and offers coverages to businesses, government and other institutions. The Company’s Title Insurance Group business consists of the issuance of policies to real estate purchasers and investors based upon searches of the public records, which contain information concerning interests in real property. The Company’s RFIG run-off business consists of its mortgage guaranty and consumer credit indemnity (CCI) operations.

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