Comparing Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL) & Its Competitors

Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ: KNSL) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kinsale Capital Group to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kinsale Capital Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinsale Capital Group $141.62 million $26.16 million 36.07
Kinsale Capital Group Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 159.38

Kinsale Capital Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Kinsale Capital Group. Kinsale Capital Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.7% of Kinsale Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.2% of Kinsale Capital Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Kinsale Capital Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinsale Capital Group 14.65% 11.69% 4.14%
Kinsale Capital Group Competitors 8.88% 3.71% 2.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Kinsale Capital Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinsale Capital Group 0 1 2 0 2.67
Kinsale Capital Group Competitors 627 2299 2194 45 2.32

Kinsale Capital Group presently has a consensus price target of $45.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.24%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 6.07%. Given Kinsale Capital Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kinsale Capital Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Kinsale Capital Group has a beta of -0.12, meaning that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinsale Capital Group’s peers have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Kinsale Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Kinsale Capital Group pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 13.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kinsale Capital Group lags its peers as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Summary

Kinsale Capital Group peers beat Kinsale Capital Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Kinsale Capital Group Company Profile

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is a specialty insurance company. The Company focuses on the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market in the United States. The Company operates through the Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance segment. The Company markets and sells these insurance products in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia through a network of independent insurance brokers. The Company’s commercial lines offerings include construction, small business, excess casualty, general casualty, energy, professional liability, life sciences, product liability, allied health, healthcare, commercial property, management liability, environmental, inland marine, commercial insurance and public entity. The Company writes an array of coverages with a focus on smaller commercial buyers. The Company also writes a small amount of homeowners insurance in the personal lines market. The Company’s subsidiaries include Kinsale Management, Inc. and Kinsale Insurance Company.

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