1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) and Watford (NASDAQ:WTRE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Watford’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|1347 Property Insurance||$58.22 million||0.51||$800,000.00||N/A||N/A|
This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Watford’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|1347 Property Insurance||-1.69%||-0.11%||-0.03%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for 1347 Property Insurance and Watford, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|1347 Property Insurance||0||0||1||0||3.00|
1347 Property Insurance presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 42.57%. Watford has a consensus target price of $29.25, suggesting a potential upside of 12.20%. Given 1347 Property Insurance’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe 1347 Property Insurance is more favorable than Watford.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
39.0% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.2% of Watford shares are owned by institutional investors. 47.2% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
1347 Property Insurance beats Watford on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
1347 Property Insurance Company Profile
1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance products to individuals in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas. The company offers homeowners' insurance, manufactured home insurance, dwelling fire insurance, and wind/hail insurance products, as well as reinsurance products. It offers its insurance policies through a network of independent agents. The company was formerly known as Maison Insurance Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. in March 2014. 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Tampa, Florida.
Watford Company Profile
Watford Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a property, casualty, and mortgage insurance and reinsurance company worldwide. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
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