Critical Review: Unico American Corporation (UNAM) and The Competition
Unico American Corporation (NASDAQ: UNAM) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Unico American Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Volatility and Risk
Unico American Corporation has a beta of -0.47, indicating that its share price is 147% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Unico American Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
29.1% of Unico American Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 54.1% of Unico American Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Unico American Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Unico American Corporation||-12.14%||-6.52%||-3.15%|
|Unico American Corporation Competitors||10.15%||5.36%||2.73%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Unico American Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Unico American Corporation||$36.22 million||-$6.16 million||-12.21|
|Unico American Corporation Competitors||$11.75 billion||$2.00 billion||35.35|
Unico American Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Unico American Corporation. Unico American 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Unico American Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Unico American Corporation||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Unico American Corporation Competitors||722||2547||2256||71||2.30|
As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 2.42%. Given Unico American Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Unico American Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Unico American Corporation rivals beat Unico American Corporation on 8 of the 9 factors compared.
About Unico American Corporation
Unico American Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company underwrites property and casualty insurance through its insurance company subsidiary. It also provides property, casualty and health insurance through its agency subsidiaries and provides insurance premium financing and membership association services through its other subsidiaries. The Company’s operations are categorized between the Company’s segment, the insurance company operation and other insurance operations. The Company’s remaining operations constitute a range of specialty insurance services. The Company’s insurance company operation is conducted through Crusader Insurance Company (Crusader), its property and casualty insurance company. Crusader is a multiple line property and casualty insurance company. Crusader is licensed as an admitted insurance carrier in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
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