Head-To-Head Survey: The Travelers Companies (TRV) & Its Peers

The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare The Travelers Companies to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Travelers Companies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
The Travelers Companies $28.15 billion $4.86 billion 12.58
The Travelers Companies Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.13

The Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. The Travelers Companies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

The Travelers Companies has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Travelers Companies’ competitors have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.5% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares The Travelers Companies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Travelers Companies 10.15% 11.68% 2.73%
The Travelers Companies Competitors 9.71% 5.06% 2.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for The Travelers Companies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Travelers Companies 4 7 6 0 2.12
The Travelers Companies Competitors 607 2246 2128 42 2.32

The Travelers Companies presently has a consensus price target of $125.30, suggesting a potential downside of 0.52%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 0.11%. Given The Travelers Companies’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Travelers Companies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

The Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. The Travelers Companies pays out 28.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 26.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. The Travelers Companies has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Summary

The Travelers Companies beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

The Travelers Companies Company Profile

The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. Through its subsidiaries, it provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance and insurance related services to its clients, in the United States and in Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil and throughout other parts of the world. The Bond & Specialty Insurance segment provides surety, fidelity, management liability, professional liability, and other property and casualty coverages and related risk management services to a range of primarily domestic customers, utilizing various degrees of financially-based underwriting approaches. The Personal Insurance segment writes a range of property and casualty insurance covering individuals’ personal risks.

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