Head-To-Head Comparison: Infinity Property and Casualty (IPCC) versus Alleghany (Y)

Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) and Alleghany (NYSE:Y) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.2% of Infinity Property and Casualty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.1% of Alleghany shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Infinity Property and Casualty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Alleghany shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Infinity Property and Casualty and Alleghany’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Infinity Property and Casualty N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alleghany $6.89 billion 1.31 $39.53 million $16.13 38.53

Alleghany has higher revenue and earnings than Infinity Property and Casualty.

Dividends

Infinity Property and Casualty pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share. Alleghany does not pay a dividend. Infinity Property and Casualty has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Infinity Property and Casualty and Alleghany’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infinity Property and Casualty N/A N/A N/A
Alleghany 0.57% 2.94% 0.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Infinity Property and Casualty and Alleghany, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infinity Property and Casualty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alleghany 0 0 2 0 3.00

Alleghany has a consensus price target of $690.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.02%.

Summary

Alleghany beats Infinity Property and Casualty on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Infinity Property and Casualty Company Profile

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal auto insurance products in the United States. The company offers nonstandard, commercial, and classic collector auto insurance products. It also provides reinsurance products and services. The company distributes its products primarily through a network of independent agencies and brokers. Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Alleghany Company Profile

Alleghany Corporation provides property and casualty reinsurance and insurance products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Reinsurance, Insurance, and Alleghany Capital. The Reinsurance segment offers fire, allied lines, auto physical damage, and homeowners multiple peril reinsurance products; and casualty and other reinsurance products, such as medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, accident and health, mortgage, surety, and credit reinsurance products, as well as directors' and officers', errors and omissions, general, and auto liability reinsurance. It distributes its products and services through brokers, as well as directly to insurance and reinsurance companies. The Insurance segment underwrites specialty insurance coverages in the property, as well as umbrella/excess, general, management, and professional liability lines; surety products comprising commercial and contract surety bonds; and workers' compensation insurance products. It distributes its products through independent wholesale insurance brokers, and retail and general insurance agents. The Alleghany Capital segment manufacturer/remanufacturer of specialty machine tools, as well as custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage industry, and other markets; and operates as a toy, and entertainment and musical instrument company. It also provides technical engineering services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; products and services for the funeral and cemetery industries, and precast concrete markets; and hotel management and development services, as well as operates as a structural steel fabricator and erector. The company also explores for and produces oil; and owns and manages improved and unimproved commercial land, and residential lots. As of December 31, 2018, it owned approximately 125 acres of property. Alleghany Corporation was founded in 1929 and is based in New York, New York.

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