AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF – Get Rating) and SiriusPoint (NYSE:SPNT – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.8% of AMERISAFE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.0% of SiriusPoint shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of AMERISAFE shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of SiriusPoint shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AMERISAFE and SiriusPoint, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
AMERISAFE presently has a consensus price target of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.73%. Given AMERISAFE’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe AMERISAFE is more favorable than SiriusPoint.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AMERISAFE and SiriusPoint’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AMERISAFE||$315.93 million||2.86||$65.76 million||$3.39||13.75|
|SiriusPoint||$2.18 billion||0.50||$58.10 million||$0.20||33.30|
AMERISAFE has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SiriusPoint. AMERISAFE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SiriusPoint, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
AMERISAFE has a beta of 0.38, suggesting that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SiriusPoint has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares AMERISAFE and SiriusPoint’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
AMERISAFE beats SiriusPoint on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About AMERISAFE (Get Rating)
AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, underwrites workers' compensation insurance in the United States. The company's workers' compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. It serves small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, including construction, trucking, logging and lumber, agriculture, manufacturing, telecommunications, and maritime. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is based in DeRidder, Louisiana.
About SiriusPoint (Get Rating)
SiriusPoint Ltd. provides multi-line insurance and reinsurance products and services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Reinsurance, and Insurance & Services. The Reinsurance segment provides coverage to various product lines, which includes aviation and space, casualty, contingency, credit and bond, marine and energy, mortgage, and property to insurance and reinsurance companies, government entities, and other risk bearing vehicles. The Insurance & Services segment offers coverage to various product lines comprising accident and health, environmental, workers' compensation, and other lines of business, including a cross section of property and casualty lines. The company was formerly known as Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and changed its name to SiriusPoint Ltd. in February 2021. SiriusPoint Ltd. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
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