The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare The Travelers Companies to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Travelers Companies 10.15% 11.68% 2.73%
The Travelers Companies Competitors 10.15% 5.36% 2.73%

Dividends

The Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. The Travelers Companies pays out 28.8% 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 26.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. The Travelers Companies has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for The Travelers Companies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Travelers Companies 4 7 6 0 2.12
The Travelers Companies Competitors 721 2543 2253 70 2.30

The Travelers Companies presently has a consensus price target of $125.83, suggesting a potential upside of 3.21%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 1.51%. Given The Travelers Companies’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe The Travelers Companies is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

The Travelers Companies has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Travelers Companies’ competitors have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.5% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Travelers Companies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
The Travelers Companies $28.15 billion $4.86 billion 12.18
The Travelers Companies Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.28

The Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. The Travelers Companies 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 Travelers Companies beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About The Travelers Companies

The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. Through its subsidiaries, it provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance and insurance related services to its clients, in the United States and in Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil and throughout other parts of the world. The Bond & Specialty Insurance segment provides surety, fidelity, management liability, professional liability, and other property and casualty coverages and related risk management services to a range of primarily domestic customers, utilizing various degrees of financially-based underwriting approaches. The Personal Insurance segment writes a range of property and casualty insurance covering individuals’ personal risks.

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