Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) is one of 91 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Old Republic International Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.1% of Old Republic International Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Old Republic International Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Old Republic International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Old Republic International Corporation pays out 56.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 41.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Old Republic International Corporation has raised its dividend for 35 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Old Republic International Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Old Republic International Corporation 0 0 0 1 4.00
Old Republic International Corporation Competitors 624 2294 2177 44 2.32

Old Republic International Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 21.12%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 2.67%. Given Old Republic International Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Old Republic International Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Old Republic International Corporation has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Old Republic International Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.94, indicating that their average share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Old Republic International Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Old Republic International Corporation 6.45% 7.50% 1.81%
Old Republic International Corporation Competitors 8.90% 4.34% 2.40%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Old Republic International Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Old Republic International Corporation $5.90 billion $467.00 million 15.29
Old Republic International Corporation Competitors $11.72 billion $1.18 billion 136.35

Old Republic International Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Old Republic International Corporation. Old Republic International Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Old Republic International Corporation peers beat Old Republic International Corporation on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Old Republic International Corporation Company Profile

Old Republic International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is engaged in business of insurance underwriting and related services. The Company conducts its operations through various regulated insurance company subsidiaries, which are organized into three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group (RFIG) Run-off Business. The Company’s General Insurance segment consists of property and liability insurance, and offers coverages to businesses, government and other institutions. The Company’s Title Insurance Group business consists of the issuance of policies to real estate purchasers and investors based upon searches of the public records, which contain information concerning interests in real property. The Company’s RFIG run-off business consists of its mortgage guaranty and consumer credit indemnity (CCI) operations.

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