Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
Volatility & Risk
Global Indemnity has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Berkshire Hathaway has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Global Indemnity pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Berkshire Hathaway does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Global Indemnity and Berkshire Hathaway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
56.1% of Global Indemnity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.7% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.1% of Global Indemnity shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Global Indemnity and Berkshire Hathaway, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Global Indemnity and Berkshire Hathaway’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Global Indemnity||$498.94 million||0.79||-$56.70 million||N/A||N/A|
|Berkshire Hathaway||$247.84 billion||1.96||$4.02 billion||$10.05||19.67|
Berkshire Hathaway has higher revenue and earnings than Global Indemnity.
Berkshire Hathaway beats Global Indemnity on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Global Indemnity Company Profile
Global Indemnity Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, and Reinsurance Operations. The Commercial Lines segment distributes property, general liability, casualty, and professional lines products, as well as products for vacant, and under construction and renovation dwellings. This segment primarily serves small commercial businesses through a network of wholesale general agents, program administrators, brokers, aggregators, and retail agents. The Personal Lines segment offers specialty personal lines and agricultural coverage, including agriculture, mobile homes, manufactured homes, homeowners, collectibles, and watersports primarily through retail agents, wholesale general agents, and brokers. The Reinsurance Operations segment provides third party treaty reinsurance solutions to specialty property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance companies; and professional liability products to companies through brokers, as well as on a direct basis. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in George Town, the Cayman Islands.
Berkshire Hathaway Company Profile
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., through its subsidiaries engages in insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity primarily from solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals and metal cutting tools; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paints and coatings, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures castings and forged components, machined airframe components, and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchenware; and motorcycle accessories. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
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