American International Group (AIG) and Enstar Group (ESGR) Head-To-Head Analysis

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American International Group (NYSE:AIG) and Enstar Group (NASDAQ:ESGR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

American International Group pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Enstar Group does not pay a dividend. American International Group pays out 53.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares American International Group and Enstar Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American International Group $49.52 billion 0.96 -$6.08 billion $2.40 22.33
Enstar Group $1.11 billion 3.95 $311.45 million N/A N/A

Enstar Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American International Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for American International Group and Enstar Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American International Group 0 4 9 0 2.69
Enstar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

American International Group presently has a consensus price target of $63.61, indicating a potential upside of 18.67%. Given American International Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe American International Group is more favorable than Enstar Group.

Profitability

This table compares American International Group and Enstar Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American International Group -13.67% 2.03% 0.27%
Enstar Group 14.62% 6.02% 1.30%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.3% of American International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.0% of Enstar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of American International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Enstar Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

American International Group has a beta of 1.26, suggesting that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enstar Group has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About American International Group

American International Group, Inc. provides insurance products for commercial, institutional, and individual customers primarily in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The company's General Insurance segment offers general liability, environmental, commercial automobile liability, workers' compensation, excess casualty, and crisis management insurance products, as well as various risk-sharing and other customized structured programs; commercial, industrial, and energy-related property insurance; and aerospace, political risk, trade credit, portfolio solutions, surety, and marine insurance. It also provides professional liability insurance products for a range of businesses and risks, including directors and officer's liability, mergers and acquisitions, fidelity, employment practices, fiduciary liability, cyber risk, kidnap and ransom, and errors and omissions insurance. In addition, this segment offers personal auto and property insurance, voluntary and sponsor-paid personal accident, and supplemental health products; extended warranty insurance products; and travel insurance products. Its Life and Retirement segment offers variable annuities, fixed index and fixed annuities, and retail mutual funds; group mutual funds, fixed annuities, and variable annuities, as well as individual annuity and investment products, and financial planning and advisory services; and term life and universal life insurance. This segment also provides stable value wrap products, and structured settlement and pension risk transfer annuities; and corporate- and bank-owned life insurance and guaranteed investment contracts. This segment sells its products through independent marketing organizations, independent insurance agents, financial advisors, direct marketing, banks, wirehouses, and broker-dealers. The company's Legacy Portfolio segment offers legacy insurance products. American International Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Enstar Group

Enstar Group Limited acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies, and portfolios of insurance and reinsurance business in run-off. It operates in three segments: Non-Life Run-Off, Atrium, and StarStone. The Non-Life Run-Off segment engages in the running off property and casualty, and other non-life lines of businesses. It also provides consulting services, including claims inspection, claims validation, reinsurance asset collection, and IT consulting services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. The Atrium segment is involved in underwriting various classes, including marine, aviation, transit, property and casualty binding authorities, reinsurance, accident and health, and non marine direct and facultative. The StarStone segment offers a range of property, casualty, and specialty insurance products to large multi-national, and small and middle-market clients. The company operates in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Castlewood Holdings Limited and changed its name to Enstar Group Limited as a result of its merger with The Enstar Group, Inc. in January 2007. Enstar Group Limited was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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