Head-To-Head Review: Atlantic American (AAME) & SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR (SNYFY)

Atlantic American (NASDAQ:AAME) and SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR (OTCMKTS:SNYFY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Atlantic American pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.3% of Atlantic American shares are held by institutional investors. 79.2% of Atlantic American shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Atlantic American and SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlantic American 0.79% -3.74% -1.18%
SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR 3.98% 7.86% 0.39%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Atlantic American and SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlantic American 0 0 0 0 N/A
SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

Atlantic American has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlantic American and SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlantic American $181.11 million 0.34 $4.52 million N/A N/A
SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR $12.97 billion 0.72 $467.05 million N/A N/A

SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Atlantic American.

Summary

SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR beats Atlantic American on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atlantic American Company Profile

Atlantic American Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides life and health, and property and casualty insurance products in the United States. It operates through American Southern and Bankers Fidelity segments. The company offers property and casualty insurance products, including business automobile insurance coverage for state governments, local municipalities, and other motor pools and fleets; and inland marine and general liability insurance products. It also provides surety bond coverage for school bus transportation and subdivision construction, as well as performance and payment bonds. In addition, it provides ordinary and term life insurance, medicare supplement, and other accident and health insurance products. The company markets its products through independent agents, broker-agents, and special market agents. Atlantic American Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

SONY Finl HOLDI/ADR Company Profile

Sony Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services in Japan and internationally. The company operates in life insurance, non-life insurance, and banking businesses. Its insurance products include death-protection, medical, educational endowment, living benefit, and other insurance products; and non-life insurance products comprise automobile, medical, and cancer insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. The company's banking business provides Yen and foreign currency deposits, and mortgage loans, as well as investment trust, foreign currency margin trading, and other services; and credit card settlement services, as well as plans, develops, and operates nursing care homes. It provides its products through lifeplanner sales employees and independent agencies, as well as through Internet and telephone. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony Financial Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

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