Head to Head Review: Fortegra Financial (FRF) versus Its Rivals

Fortegra Financial (NYSE: FRF) is one of 21 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Fortegra Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Risk & Volatility

Fortegra Financial has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortegra Financial’s competitors have a beta of 1.28, suggesting that their average stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Fortegra Financial and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fortegra Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fortegra Financial Competitors 113 703 810 21 2.45

As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 2.87%. Given Fortegra Financial’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Fortegra Financial has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fortegra Financial N/A N/A N/A
Fortegra Financial Competitors 6.74% 12.40% 2.77%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Fortegra Financial N/A N/A 15.58
Fortegra Financial Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 227.77

Fortegra Financial’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Fortegra Financial. Fortegra Financial 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 competitors beat Fortegra Financial on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Fortegra Financial Company Profile

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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