Financial Survey: 1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) versus Third Point Reinsurance (NASDAQ:TPRE)

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1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) and Third Point Reinsurance (NYSE:TPRE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Third Point Reinsurance’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
1347 Property Insurance $58.22 million 0.51 $800,000.00 N/A N/A
Third Point Reinsurance $370.01 million 2.43 -$317.69 million ($3.27) -2.92

1347 Property Insurance has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Third Point Reinsurance.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.5% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.1% of Third Point Reinsurance shares are held by institutional investors. 46.7% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of Third Point Reinsurance shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Third Point Reinsurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1347 Property Insurance -20.89% 1.26% 0.34%
Third Point Reinsurance N/A -9.55% -3.78%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for 1347 Property Insurance and Third Point Reinsurance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1347 Property Insurance 0 0 1 0 3.00
Third Point Reinsurance 0 0 0 0 N/A

1347 Property Insurance presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 42.28%. Given 1347 Property Insurance’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe 1347 Property Insurance is more favorable than Third Point Reinsurance.

Volatility and Risk

1347 Property Insurance has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Third Point Reinsurance has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

1347 Property Insurance beats Third Point Reinsurance on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 1347 Property Insurance

1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance products to individuals in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas. The company offers homeowners' insurance, manufactured home insurance, dwelling fire insurance, and wind/hail insurance products, as well as reinsurance products. It offers its insurance policies through a network of independent agents. The company was formerly known as Maison Insurance Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. in March 2014. 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

About Third Point Reinsurance

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty property and casualty reinsurance products to insurance and reinsurance companies worldwide. It underwrites homeowners' and commercial, workers' compensation, personal automobile, mortgage, and multi-line reinsurance products; professional, transactional, and general liability reinsurance products; and marine, travel, and extended warranty reinsurance products. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Pembroke, Bermuda.

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