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.

Profitability

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.

Analyst Ratings

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.

Summary

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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