Comparing of American National Insurance Company (ANAT) and Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC)

Both American National Insurance Company (NASDAQ:ANAT) and Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) are each other’s competitor in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. Thus the contrast of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American National Insurance Company 3.33B 0.96 159.00M 15.40 9.50
Stewart Information Services Corporation 1.91B 0.54 47.52M 2.01 21.33

Table 1 highlights American National Insurance Company and Stewart Information Services Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Stewart Information Services Corporation is observed to has lower revenue and earnings than American National Insurance Company. The company with a lower price-to-earnings ratio is currently more affordable of the two stocks. American National Insurance Company’s shares have been trading at lower price-to-earnings ratio which means it is currently more affordable than Stewart Information Services Corporation.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of American National Insurance Company and Stewart Information Services Corporation.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American National Insurance Company 4.77% 9.9% 1.9%
Stewart Information Services Corporation 2.49% 6.7% 3.3%

Risk and Volatility

American National Insurance Company has a 0.85 beta, while its volatility is 15.00% which is less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Stewart Information Services Corporation’s 32.00% volatility makes it less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.68 beta.

Dividends

American National Insurance Company dividend pay is $3.28 per share with 2.75% dividend yield annually. Meanhile, Stewart Information Services Corporation’s yearly dividend is $1.2 per share and 2.75% dividend yield.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 64.4% of American National Insurance Company shares are owned by institutional investors while 89.1% of Stewart Information Services Corporation are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned roughly 23.56% of American National Insurance Company’s shares. Insiders Comparatively, owned 1.7% of Stewart Information Services Corporation shares.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
American National Insurance Company -3.94% 5.05% 14.94% 12.74% 26.71% 14.92%
Stewart Information Services Corporation -1.41% -3.71% 1.86% -4.8% 9.8% 3.38%

For the past year American National Insurance Company’s stock price has bigger growth than Stewart Information Services Corporation.

Summary

American National Insurance Company beats Stewart Information Services Corporation on 12 of the 14 factors.

American National Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides various insurance products and services in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company's Life segment offers whole life, term life, universal life, variable universal life, and credit life insurance products. Its Annuity segment provides deferred, variable, and single premium immediate annuity products. The company's Health segment offers medicare supplement, supplemental, stop-loss, credit disability, and medical expense insurance. Its Property and Casualty segment provides personal lines insurance, such as auto, homeowners, boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and other exposures; and commercial lines of insurance, including property and casualty coverage tailored for a farm, ranch, or other agricultural business within the rural and suburban markets, as well as property, liability, and workers' compensation coverages. This segment also offers credit-related property insurance products comprising collateral or creditor protection insurance; guaranteed auto protection or guaranteed asset protection insurance; and mortgage security insurance. The company distributes its products through career and multiple-line agents, broker-dealers, independent insurance agents and brokers, managing general underwriters, and financial institutions, as well as through direct marketing channels. American National Insurance Company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Galveston, Texas.

Stewart Information Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides title insurance and real estate transaction services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Title Insurance and Related Services, and Ancillary Services and Corporate segments. The Title Insurance and Related Services segment is involved in searching, examining, closing, and insuring the condition of the title to real property. This segment also offers centralized title services, such as title and closing, post-closing, default, and REO-related title services, as well as provides home and personal insurance services, and services for tax-deferred exchanges. The Ancillary Services and Corporate segment offers appraisal and valuation services to the mortgage industry. The company serves homebuyers and sellers, residential and commercial real estate professionals, mortgage lenders and servicers, title agencies and real estate attorneys, home builders, mortgage brokers and investors, developers, lenders, and real estate brokers and agents, as well as the United States government. Stewart Information Services Corporation was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.