Till Capital (NASDAQ:TIL) and Allstate (ALL) Critical Review

Till Capital (NASDAQ:TIL) and Allstate (NYSE:ALL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Till Capital and Allstate’s gross revenue, earnings per share 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
Allstate $39.82 billion 0.78 $2.25 billion $8.07 11.63

Allstate has higher revenue and earnings than Till Capital.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Till Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.8% of Allstate shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of Till Capital shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Allstate shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Till Capital and Allstate’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
Allstate 5.66% 14.00% 2.55%

Dividends

Allstate pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Till Capital does not pay a dividend. Allstate pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Allstate has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Till Capital and Allstate, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Till Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allstate 0 7 5 0 2.42

Allstate has a consensus price target of $100.80, indicating a potential upside of 7.41%. Given Allstate’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Allstate is more favorable than Till Capital.

Summary

Allstate beats Till Capital on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Till Capital

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.

About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty, and other insurance products in the United States and Canada. The company operates through Allstate Protection, Service Businesses, Allstate Life, and Allstate Benefits segments. The Allstate Protection segment offers private passenger auto and homeowners insurance; specialty auto products, including motorcycle, trailer, motor home, and off-road vehicle insurance; other personal lines products, such as renter, condominium, landlord, boat, umbrella, and manufactured home insurance; and commercial lines products under the Allstate, Esurance, and Encompass brand names. The Service Businesses segment provides consumer electronics and appliance protection plans covering TVs, smartphones, and computers; device and mobile data collection services, analytics and customer risk assessment solutions, and telematics services; roadside assistance services, such as towing, jump-start, lockout, fuel delivery, and tire change services; and vehicle service contracts, guaranteed asset protection waivers, road hazard tire and wheel protection, and paintless dent repair protection services under the SquareTrade, Arity, Allstate Roadside Services, and Allstate Dealer Services brands. The Allstate Life Segment offers term, whole, interest-sensitive, and variable life insurance products, as well as non-proprietary retirement product solutions offered by third-party providers. Its Allstate Benefits segment provides life, accident, critical illness, short-term disability, and other health insurance products. The company sells its products through agencies, as well as directly through contact centers and Internet; and financial specialists, brokers, relationships with wholesale partners, and affinity groups. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

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