Fortegra Financial Corp (FRF) and The Competition Critical Survey

Fortegra Financial Corp (NYSE: FRF) is one of 24 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Fortegra Financial Corp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Fortegra Financial Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fortegra Financial Corp N/A N/A N/A
Fortegra Financial Corp Competitors 3.80% 9.18% 2.33%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.2% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Fortegra Financial Corp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Fortegra Financial Corp N/A N/A 15.58
Fortegra Financial Corp Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 149.83

Fortegra Financial Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fortegra Financial Corp. Fortegra Financial Corp 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.

Risk and Volatility

Fortegra Financial Corp has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortegra Financial Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.36, meaning that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Fortegra Financial Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fortegra Financial Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fortegra Financial Corp Competitors 112 796 844 21 2.44

As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.46%. Given Fortegra Financial Corp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Fortegra Financial Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Fortegra Financial Corp peers beat Fortegra Financial Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Fortegra Financial Corp

Fortegra Financial Corporation is specializing in insurance products and services. The Company’s business process outsourcing segment offers various administrative services under the Consecta and Pacific Benefits Group Northwest, LLC brand names to insurance and other financial services companies. The Company’s Payment Protection segment delivers credit insurance, debt protection, warranty and service contracts, and motor club solutions under the Life of the South, Continental Car Club, United Motor Club, and Auto Knight Motor Club brand names to consumer finance companies, regional banks, community banks, retailers, small loan companies, warranty administrators, automobile dealers, vacation ownership developers, and credit unions.

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