Atlantic American (NASDAQ:AAME) and Kansas City Life Insurance (OTCMKTS:KCLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
5.3% of Atlantic American shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.2% of Atlantic American shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 63.1% of Kansas City Life Insurance shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Atlantic American and Kansas City Life Insurance’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atlantic American||$181.11 million||0.27||$4.52 million||N/A||N/A|
|Kansas City Life Insurance||$450.70 million||0.80||$51.54 million||N/A||N/A|
Kansas City Life Insurance has higher revenue and earnings than Atlantic American.
Atlantic American pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Kansas City Life Insurance pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Atlantic American and Kansas City Life Insurance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kansas City Life Insurance||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Atlantic American and Kansas City Life Insurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kansas City Life Insurance||10.23%||N/A||N/A|
Volatility & Risk
Atlantic American has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kansas City Life Insurance has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Kansas City Life Insurance beats Atlantic American on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Atlantic American Company Profile
Atlantic American Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides life and health, and property and casualty insurance products in the United States. It operates through American Southern and Bankers Fidelity segments. The company offers property and casualty insurance products, including business automobile insurance coverage for state governments, local municipalities, and other motor pools and fleets; and inland marine and general liability insurance products. It also provides surety bond coverage for school bus transportation and subdivision construction, as well as performance and payment bonds. In addition, it provides ordinary and term life insurance, medicare supplement, and other accident and health insurance products. The company markets its products through independent agents, broker-agents, and special market agents. Atlantic American Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kansas City Life Insurance Company Profile
Kansas City Life Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Individual Insurance, Group Insurance, and Old American. The company offers term, return of premium, universal, indexed universal, variable universal, and whole life insurance products, as well as annuities; and final arrangements planning, social security and retirement income replacement, and charitable giving life insurance products. It also provides dental, vision, group disability, accident, and health insurance products, as well as distributes variable products. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
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