AXA (OTCMKTS:AXAHY) and National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
Risk & Volatility
AXA has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Security Group has a beta of -0.08, indicating that its share price is 108% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of AXA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.0% of National Security Group shares are held by institutional investors. 38.2% of National Security Group 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.
AXA pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. National Security Group pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. AXA pays out 40.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AXA and National Security Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National Security Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares AXA and National Security Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National Security Group||2.55%||3.53%||1.15%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AXA and National Security Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AXA||$120.88 billion||0.50||$3.03 billion||$3.05||8.20|
|National Security Group||$64.86 million||0.42||$780,000.00||N/A||N/A|
AXA has higher revenue and earnings than National Security Group.
National Security Group beats AXA on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
AXA SA, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and asset management services worldwide. It operates in seven segments: France, Europe, Asia, AXA XL, the United States, International, and Transversal & Central Holdings. The company offers a range of insurance products, including life and savings, property and casualty, and health. Its products include motor, household, property and general liability insurance, banking, savings vehicles, and other investment-based products for personal/individual and commercial/group customers, as well as health, protection, and retirement products for individual or professional customers. The company also provides term life, whole life, universal life, endowment, and deferred and immediate annuities; medical cover; and other protection and health products, such as disability, cancer, and critical illness. In addition, it offers unit-linked, group term, and hospital cash products and investment products; and coverage against excess and surplus lines, environmental and professional liability, construction, marine, energy, aviation and satellite, fine art and specie, equine, livestock and aquaculture, accident and health and crisis management, and other risks. Further, the company provides casualty, property risk, property catastrophe, specialty, and other reinsurance lines; and individual and group retirement products, and employee benefits. Additionally, it is involved in the provision of investment management services through managed accounts, hedge funds, mutual funds, and other investment vehicles to private clients, as well as fundamental research, quantitative, and brokerage-related services in equities and listed options for institutional investors; management of retail mutual funds for individual investors; and management of investments on behalf of institutional clients. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
About National Security Group
The National Security Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment primarily underwrites home insurance coverage with primary lines of business consisting of dwelling fire and extended coverage, mobile homeowners, and other liability insurance services in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, as well as operates on a surplus lines basis in the state of Louisiana. The Life Insurance segment offers ordinary life, accident and health, supplemental hospital, and cancer insurance products in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The company distributes its products through independent agents, home service agents, and brokers. The National Security Group, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in Elba, Alabama.
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