James River Group Holdings Ltd. (JRVR) and Amerisafe Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) Comparing side by side

James River Group Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) and Amerisafe Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF), are influenced by compare since they are both players in the Property & Casualty Insurance. These factors are particularly influence the profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of the two firms.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
James River Group Holdings Ltd. 881.38M 1.59 70.92M 2.33 19.36
Amerisafe Inc. 378.77M 3.12 74.86M 3.88 15.54

Table 1 demonstrates James River Group Holdings Ltd. and Amerisafe Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Amerisafe Inc. appears to has lower revenue, but higher earnings than James River Group Holdings Ltd. The company that is more expensive between the two has a higher P/E ratio. James River Group Holdings Ltd.’s presently higher P/E ratio makes it the more expensive of the two businesses.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of James River Group Holdings Ltd. and Amerisafe Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
James River Group Holdings Ltd. 8.05% 10% 2.3%
Amerisafe Inc. 19.76% 17.2% 4.8%

Volatility and Risk

A 0.56 beta means James River Group Holdings Ltd.’s volatility is 44.00% less than S&P 500’s volatility. Competitively, Amerisafe Inc. is 46.00% less volatile than S&P 500, because of the 0.54 beta.

Dividends

James River Group Holdings Ltd. shareholders receive an annual dividend of $1.2 per share which is subject to 2.59% dividend yield. Amerisafe Inc. offers an annual dividend of $0.91 per share, bundled with 1.5% dividend yield.

Analyst Ratings

The Ratings and Recommendations for James River Group Holdings Ltd. and Amerisafe Inc. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
James River Group Holdings Ltd. 0 2 0 2.00
Amerisafe Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

James River Group Holdings Ltd. has a consensus price target of $38.5, and a -17.06% downside potential. Meanwhile, Amerisafe Inc.’s average price target is $70, while its potential upside is 14.12%. The information presented earlier suggests that Amerisafe Inc. looks more robust than James River Group Holdings Ltd. as far as analyst belief.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 97.6% of James River Group Holdings Ltd. shares and 0% of Amerisafe Inc. shares. About 3.4% of James River Group Holdings Ltd.’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.6% of Amerisafe Inc. shares.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
James River Group Holdings Ltd. -0.26% 17.99% 13.57% 20.61% 24.77% 23.65%
Amerisafe Inc. 2.29% 3.31% -4.65% -1.14% 9.1% 6.39%

For the past year James River Group Holdings Ltd. was more bullish than Amerisafe Inc.

Summary

Amerisafe Inc. beats James River Group Holdings Ltd. on 10 of the 16 factors.

AMERISAFE, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides workersÂ’ compensation insurance in the United States. Its workersÂ’ compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. The company serves small to mid-sized employers involved in construction, trucking, logging and lumber, manufacturing, agriculture, maritime, oil and gas, and other industries through agencies. AMERISAFE, Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is based in DeRidder, Louisiana.

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