Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) vs. Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) Head to Head Survey

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Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

Cincinnati Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Atlas Financial does not pay a dividend. Cincinnati Financial pays out 66.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Atlas Financial and Cincinnati Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cincinnati Financial 0 2 2 0 2.50

Cincinnati Financial has a consensus price target of $108.75, indicating a potential upside of 1.59%. Given Cincinnati Financial’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cincinnati Financial is more favorable than Atlas Financial.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Financial and Cincinnati Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Financial N/A N/A N/A
Cincinnati Financial 14.18% 7.44% 2.76%

Volatility and Risk

Atlas Financial has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Cincinnati Financial has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlas Financial and Cincinnati Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Financial $221.77 million 0.03 -$36.89 million N/A N/A
Cincinnati Financial $5.41 billion 3.23 $287.00 million $3.35 31.96

Cincinnati Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Financial.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

16.6% of Atlas Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of Cincinnati Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 15.1% of Atlas Financial shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Cincinnati Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cincinnati Financial beats Atlas Financial on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atlas Financial Company Profile

Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in underwriting commercial automobile insurance policies in the United States. Its automobile insurance products provide insurance coverage in three primary areas, including liability, accident benefits, and physical damage. The company focuses on the light commercial automobile sector, including taxi cabs, non-emergency para-transit, limousine, livery, and business autos. The company distributes its insurance products through a network of retail independent agents. Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Cincinnati Financial Company Profile

Cincinnati Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiary, provides property casualty insurance products in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Lines Insurance, Personal Lines Insurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance, Life Insurance, and Investments. The Commercial Lines Insurance segment provides coverage for commercial casualty, commercial property, commercial auto, and workers' compensation. It also offers director and officer liability insurance, contract and commercial surety bonds, and fidelity bonds; coverage for property, liability, and business interruption; and machinery and equipment coverage. The Personal Lines Insurance segment provides personal auto insurance; homeowners insurance; and dwelling fire, inland marine, personal umbrella liability, and watercraft coverages to individuals. The Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance segment offers commercial casualty insurance that covers businesses for third-party liability from accidents occurring on their premises or arising out of their operations, such as injuries sustained from products; and commercial property insurance, which insures buildings, inventory, equipment, and business income from loss or damage due to various causes, such as fire, wind, hail, water, theft, and vandalism. The Life Insurance segment provides term life insurance products; universal life insurance products; worksite products, such as term life, whole life, and disability insurance; and whole life insurance products, as well as markets deferred annuities and immediate annuities. The Investments segment invests in fixed-maturity investments, including taxable and tax-exempt bonds, and redeemable preferred stocks; and equity investments comprising common and nonredeemable preferred stocks. The company also offers commercial leasing and financing services; and insurance brokerage services. Cincinnati Financial Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio.

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