Comparing 1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) and Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF)

1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) and Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for 1347 Property Insurance and Amerisafe, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1347 Property Insurance 0 0 1 0 3.00
Amerisafe 0 1 1 0 2.50



1347 Property Insurance currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.92%. Amerisafe has a consensus price target of $75.00, suggesting a potential upside of 8.96%. Given 1347 Property Insurance’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe 1347 Property Insurance is more favorable than Amerisafe.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.0% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. 47.2% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Amerisafe shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

1347 Property Insurance has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amerisafe has a beta of 0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Amerisafe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
1347 Property Insurance $58.22 million 0.53 $800,000.00 N/A N/A
Amerisafe $377.75 million 3.52 $71.63 million $3.86 17.83

Amerisafe has higher revenue and earnings than 1347 Property Insurance.

Profitability

This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Amerisafe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1347 Property Insurance -1.69% -0.11% -0.03%
Amerisafe 20.20% 17.23% 4.83%

Dividends

Amerisafe pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. 1347 Property Insurance does not pay a dividend. Amerisafe pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Amerisafe has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Amerisafe beats 1347 Property Insurance on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 1347 Property Insurance

1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance products to individuals in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas. The company offers homeowners' insurance, manufactured home insurance, dwelling fire insurance, and wind/hail insurance products, as well as reinsurance products. It offers its insurance policies through a network of independent agents. The company was formerly known as Maison Insurance Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. in March 2014. 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

About Amerisafe

AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, underwrites workers' compensation insurance in the United States. Its workers' compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. The company provides workers' compensation insurance for small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, agriculture, maritime, and oil and gas. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is based in DeRidder, Louisiana.

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