National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) versus SWISS RE LTD/S (NASDAQ:SSREY) Financial Contrast

National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) and SWISS RE LTD/S (OTCMKTS:SSREY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

National Security Group has a beta of -0.03, meaning that its share price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SWISS RE LTD/S has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares National Security Group and SWISS RE LTD/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Security Group 1.86% 2.47% 0.82%
SWISS RE LTD/S N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

National Security Group pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. SWISS RE LTD/S pays an annual dividend of $0.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. SWISS RE LTD/S pays out 252.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for National Security Group and SWISS RE LTD/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Security Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
SWISS RE LTD/S 0 1 0 0 2.00

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares National Security Group and SWISS RE LTD/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Security Group $64.86 million 0.60 $780,000.00 N/A N/A
SWISS RE LTD/S $37.05 billion 1.00 $462.00 million $0.34 80.47

SWISS RE LTD/S has higher revenue and earnings than National Security Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.4% of National Security Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of SWISS RE LTD/S shares are held by institutional investors. 38.2% of National Security Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

National Security Group Company Profile

The National Security Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment primarily underwrites home insurance coverage with primary lines of business consisting of dwelling fire and extended coverage, mobile homeowners, and other liability insurance services in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, as well as operates on a surplus lines basis in the state of Louisiana. The Life Insurance segment offers ordinary life, accident and health, supplemental hospital, and cancer insurance products in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The company distributes its products through independent agents, home service agents, and brokers. The National Security Group, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in Elba, Alabama.

SWISS RE LTD/S Company Profile

Swiss Re Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, provides wholesale reinsurance, insurance, and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Property & Casualty Reinsurance, Life & Health Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions, and Life Capital. It underwrites property reinsurance, including credit and surety, engineering, aviation, marine, agriculture, and retakaful; casualty reinsurance, such as liability, motor, worker's compensation, personal accident, management and professional liability, cyber, footer, and share price, as well as life and health insurance products. The company also offers standard insurance covers and customized products; and manages closed and open life and health insurance books. It serves stock and mutual insurance companies, public sector clients and governmental entities, mid-sized and large multinational corporations, and individuals. Swiss Re Ltd was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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