The Seibels Bruce Group (OTCMKTS:SBBG – Get Rating) and Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.
This table compares The Seibels Bruce Group and Selective Insurance Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The Seibels Bruce Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Selective Insurance Group||6.97%||13.38%||2.95%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
83.8% of Selective Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.4% of The Seibels Bruce Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Selective Insurance Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|The Seibels Bruce Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Selective Insurance Group||$3.71 billion||1.67||$224.89 million||$4.13||24.83|
Selective Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than The Seibels Bruce Group.
Risk and Volatility
The Seibels Bruce Group has a beta of 0.18, suggesting that its share price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Selective Insurance Group has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for The Seibels Bruce Group and Selective Insurance Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The Seibels Bruce Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Selective Insurance Group||1||5||1||0||2.00|
Selective Insurance Group has a consensus target price of $98.86, suggesting a potential downside of 3.61%. Given Selective Insurance Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Selective Insurance Group is more favorable than The Seibels Bruce Group.
Selective Insurance Group beats The Seibels Bruce Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About The Seibels Bruce Group
The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. provides processing, technology, and claims solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry. The company offers processing solutions for coastal markets; business process outsourcing; claims administration solutions; information technology outsourcing; and professional services. It also provides technology solutions, such as IPX enterprise insurance suite, CPX claims management system, FNOL first notice of loss, and reinspection processing xpert solutions; and claims solutions, including third party administration, catastrophe management, first notice of loss, multi-line adjusting and examination, reinspection, and subrogation/salvage services. The company was founded in 1869 and is based in Columbia, South Carolina.
About Selective Insurance Group
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a New Jersey insurance holding company, which engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance products. It operates through the following segments: Standard Commercial Lines, Standard Personal Lines, E&S Lines, and Investments. The Standard Commercial Lines segment offers insurance products and services to commercial customers, such as non-profit organizations and local government agencies. The Standard Personal Lines segment consists of insurance products and services, including flood insurance coverage. The E&S Lines segment includes insurance products and services provided to customers who have not obtained coverage in the standard marketplace. The Investments segment includes premiums collected by various segments and engages in the issuance of debt and equity securities. The company was founded by Daniel L. B. Smith in 1926 and is headquartered in Branchville, NJ.
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