Global Indemnity (GBLI) vs. Leucadia National (LUK) Financial Analysis

Leucadia National (NYSE: LUK) and Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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75.4% of Leucadia National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of Global Indemnity shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Leucadia National shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 53.3% of Global Indemnity shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Leucadia National pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Global Indemnity pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Leucadia National pays out 24.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Leucadia National has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Indemnity has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Leucadia National and Global Indemnity, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leucadia National 0 0 0 0 N/A
Global Indemnity 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Leucadia National and Global Indemnity’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leucadia National 1.81% 6.25% 1.39%
Global Indemnity -1.97% 0.90% 0.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Leucadia National and Global Indemnity’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leucadia National $11.44 billion 0.68 $171.72 million $1.65 13.19
Global Indemnity $485.52 million 1.15 -$9.55 million N/A N/A

Leucadia National has higher revenue and earnings than Global Indemnity.

Summary

Leucadia National beats Global Indemnity on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Leucadia National Company Profile

Leucadia National Corporation operates as a diversified holding company that focuses on financial service businesses and investments in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its services include equities research, sales, and trading; financing, securities lending, and other brokerage; wealth management; fixed income sales and trading; futures; equity capital markets, debt capital markets, and financial advisory; and asset management services. The company also provides online foreign exchange trading, contract for difference trading, spread betting, and related services. In addition, it develops and owns residential and mixed-use real estate properties in California, New York, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and Maine; provides capital solutions, investment sales advisory, and mortgage servicing for multifamily and commercial properties; and purchases automobile installment contracts, as well as owns and manages a portfolio of leases on used Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Further, it processes and markets fresh and chilled boxed beef, ground beef, beef by-products, consumer-ready beef and pork, and wet blue leather; oil and gas properties in the Bakken Shale oil field in North Dakota and Montana, and the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Wyoming; owns and operates 28 automobile dealerships; offers fixed wireless broadband services in Italy; manufactures and markets plastic netting and wood products; and mines gold and silver ores. The company was formerly known as Talcott National Corp. and changed its name to Leucadia National Corporation in June 1980. Leucadia National Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Global Indemnity Company Profile

Global Indemnity Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, and Reinsurance Operations. The Commercial Lines segment distributes property, general liability, casualty, and professional lines products, as well as products for vacant, and under construction and renovation dwellings. This segment primarily serves small commercial businesses through a network of wholesale general agents, program administrators, brokers, aggregators, and retail agents. The Personal Lines segment offers specialty personal lines and agricultural coverage, including agriculture, mobile homes, manufactured homes, homeowners, collectibles, and watersports primarily through retail agents, wholesale general agents, and brokers. The Reinsurance Operations segment provides third party treaty reinsurance solutions to specialty property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance companies; and professional liability products to companies through brokers, as well as on a direct basis. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in George Town, the Cayman Islands.

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