Till Capital (NASDAQ:TIL) and Tiptree (NASDAQ:TIPT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Till Capital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.6% of Tiptree shares are held by institutional investors. 22.2% of Till Capital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 25.6% of Tiptree shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Till Capital and Tiptree’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Till Capital N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tiptree $625.83 million 0.35 $23.93 million N/A N/A

Tiptree has higher revenue and earnings than Till Capital.

Profitability

This table compares Till Capital and Tiptree’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Till Capital N/A N/A N/A
Tiptree 0.65% -1.26% -0.28%

Dividends

Tiptree pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Till Capital does not pay a dividend. Tiptree has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Till Capital and Tiptree, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Till Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tiptree 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Tiptree beats Till Capital on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Till Capital Company Profile

Till Capital Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance and reinsurance business in Canada, Bermuda, and the United States. The company provides assumption reinsurance to insurance companies that want to exit the Canadian market; and to insurance companies that want to transfer their remaining claim liabilities on particular books of business, as well as operational services to facilitate the exit of those companies. It also acts as the primary insurer and direct writer for insurance companies seeking Canadian business, but lacking the appropriate Canadian insurance licenses; and ongoing and one-time consulting services in the areas of taxation, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, expert witness testimony, and claim reviews. The company is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Tiptree Company Profile

Tiptree Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites and administers specialty insurance products primarily in the United States. The company provides credit protection insurance, warranty and service contract products, and niche commercial and consumer insurance programs, as well as offers value-add services, including premium finance and business processing services. It also engages in asset management operations; the provision of mortgage loans for institutional investors; and other investment activities. Tiptree Inc. markets its products through a network of independent insurance brokers and managing general agencies. The company was formerly known as Tiptree Financial Inc. and changed its name to Tiptree Inc. in December 2016. Tiptree Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

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