OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE: OB) and Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE:MIG) are both small-cap financials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.
This table compares OneBeacon Insurance Group and Meadowbrook Insurance Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|OneBeacon Insurance Group||0.10%||-0.12%||0.03%|
|Meadowbrook Insurance Group||4.54%||7.19%||1.16%|
This table compares OneBeacon Insurance Group and Meadowbrook Insurance Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|OneBeacon Insurance Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.72||25.13|
|Meadowbrook Insurance Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.53||16.30|
Meadowbrook Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than OneBeacon Insurance Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for OneBeacon Insurance Group and Meadowbrook Insurance Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|OneBeacon Insurance Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Meadowbrook Insurance Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
OneBeacon Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Meadowbrook Insurance Group does not pay a dividend. OneBeacon Insurance Group pays out 116.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
17.3% of OneBeacon Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 76.6% of OneBeacon Insurance Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
OneBeacon Insurance Group beats Meadowbrook Insurance Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
OneBeacon Insurance Group Company Profile
OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (OneBeacon) is a specialty property and casualty insurance writer that offers a range of insurance products in the United States. The Company’s segments include Specialty Products, Specialty Industries, and Investing, Financing and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Specialty Products segment consisted of 10 underwriting operating segments representing an aggregation based on those that offer products, coverages and services to customers across the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Specialty Industries segment consisted of six underwriting operating segments representing an aggregation based on those that focus on solving the needs of a particular customer or industry group. The Investing, Financing and Corporate segment includes the investing and financing activities for OneBeacon on a consolidated basis, and certain other activities conducted through the Company and its intermediate subsidiaries.
Meadowbrook Insurance Group Company Profile
Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (Meadowbrook) is a holding company. The Company is a commercial insurance underwriter and insurance administration services company. The Company markets and underwrites specialty property and casualty insurance programs and products through a network of independent retail agents, wholesalers, program administrators and general agents. The Company’s products include Admitted Programs and Standard Market Products, Main Street Excess and Surplus Lines, Non-Admitted Programs, and Specialty Market Products. The Company is also involved in a range of activities, including program and product design, underwriting risk selection and policy issuance, claims administration and handling, loss prevention and control and reinsurance. The Company also provides the following services to its fee-for-service and agency clients: administration of risk-bearing entities and agency services.
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