Financial Comparison: Heritage Insurance (NYSE:HRTG) and The Seibels Bruce Group (OTCMKTS:SBBG)

Sara G. Norris

The Seibels Bruce Group (OTCMKTS:SBBGGet Rating) and Heritage Insurance (NYSE:HRTGGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.3% of Heritage Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. 55.4% of The Seibels Bruce Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Heritage Insurance shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

The Seibels Bruce Group has a beta of 0.25, suggesting that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Heritage Insurance has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for The Seibels Bruce Group and Heritage Insurance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Seibels Bruce Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Heritage Insurance 0 0 2 0 3.00

Heritage Insurance has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 245.82%. Given Heritage Insurance’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Heritage Insurance is more favorable than The Seibels Bruce Group.

Profitability

This table compares The Seibels Bruce Group and Heritage Insurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Seibels Bruce Group N/A N/A N/A
Heritage Insurance -15.61% -10.95% -1.89%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Seibels Bruce Group and Heritage Insurance’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Seibels Bruce Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Heritage Insurance $631.56 million 0.15 -$74.73 million ($3.67) -0.95

The Seibels Bruce Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Heritage Insurance.

Summary

Heritage Insurance beats The Seibels Bruce Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Seibels Bruce Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. provides processing, technology, and claims solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry. The company offers processing solutions for coastal markets; business process outsourcing; claims administration solutions; information technology outsourcing; and professional services. It also provides technology solutions, such as IPX enterprise insurance suite, CPX claims management system, FNOL first notice of loss, and reinspection processing xpert solutions; and claims solutions, including third party administration, catastrophe management, first notice of loss, multi-line adjusting and examination, reinspection, and subrogation/salvage services. The company was founded in 1869 and is based in Columbia, South Carolina.

Heritage Insurance Company Profile (Get Rating)

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial residential insurance products. The company offers personal residential property insurance for single-family homeowners and condominium owners, and rental property insurance in the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia; commercial residential insurance for properties in Florida, New Jersey, and New York; and licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as personal residential and wind-only property insurance. It also provides restoration, and emergency and recovery services; and property management, and reinsurance services. The company writes personal line policies through a network of retail independent agents, wholesale agents, and a partnership with a direct agency, as well as indirectly to approximately 1,500 retail locations through eight wholesale agency relationships; and personal and commercial insurance policies through a network of approximately 70 independent agencies. Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.



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Financial Comparison: Heritage Insurance (NYSE:HRTG) and The Seibels Bruce Group (OTCMKTS:SBBG)

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