Fortegra Financial Corp (NYSE: FRF) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Fortegra Financial Corp to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Fortegra Financial Corp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fortegra Financial Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fortegra Financial Corp Competitors 112 797 846 21 2.44

As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.51%. Given Fortegra Financial Corp’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fortegra Financial Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Fortegra Financial Corp has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortegra Financial Corp’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Fortegra Financial Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fortegra Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A
Fortegra Financial Corp Competitors 6.11% 11.12% 2.51%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fortegra Financial Corp and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Fortegra Financial Corp N/A N/A 15.58
Fortegra Financial Corp Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 165.50

Fortegra Financial Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Fortegra Financial Corp. Fortegra Financial Corp 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

Fortegra Financial Corp competitors beat Fortegra Financial Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Fortegra Financial Corp

Fortegra Financial Corporation is specializing in insurance products and services. The Company’s business process outsourcing segment offers various administrative services under the Consecta and Pacific Benefits Group Northwest, LLC brand names to insurance and other financial services companies. The Company’s Payment Protection segment delivers credit insurance, debt protection, warranty and service contracts, and motor club solutions under the Life of the South, Continental Car Club, United Motor Club, and Auto Knight Motor Club brand names to consumer finance companies, regional banks, community banks, retailers, small loan companies, warranty administrators, automobile dealers, vacation ownership developers, and credit unions.

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