Financial Survey: 1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) and Berkshire Hathaway (NASDAQ:BRK.B)

1347 Property Insurance (NASDAQ:PIH) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for 1347 Property Insurance and Berkshire Hathaway, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
1347 Property Insurance 0 0 0 0 N/A
Berkshire Hathaway 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

1347 Property Insurance has a beta of 0.38, suggesting that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Berkshire Hathaway has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.9% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.4% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are held by institutional investors. 46.7% of 1347 Property Insurance shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Berkshire Hathaway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
1347 Property Insurance 1.38% -20.02% -9.25%
Berkshire Hathaway 8.95% 5.91% 3.00%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 1347 Property Insurance and Berkshire Hathaway’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
1347 Property Insurance $5.60 million 4.17 $310,000.00 N/A N/A
Berkshire Hathaway $254.62 billion 1.97 $81.42 billion $9.78 21.43

Berkshire Hathaway has higher revenue and earnings than 1347 Property Insurance.

Summary

Berkshire Hathaway beats 1347 Property Insurance on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 1347 Property Insurance

1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance products to individuals in Louisiana, Florida, and Texas. The company offers homeowners' insurance, manufactured home insurance, dwelling fire insurance, and wind/hail insurance products, as well as reinsurance products. It offers its insurance policies through a network of independent agents. The company was formerly known as Maison Insurance Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. in March 2014. 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

About Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., through its subsidiaries engages in insurance, freight rail transportation, and utility businesses. It provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as life, accident, and health reinsurance; and operates railroad systems in North America. The company also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity primarily from solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro sources; operates natural gas distribution and storage facilities, interstate pipelines, and compressor and meter stations; and holds interest in coal mining assets. In addition, it offers real estate brokerage services; invests in fixed-income and equity instruments; and engages in manufactured housing and finance business, leasing of transportation equipment, and furniture leasing activities. Further, the company manufactures boxed chocolates and other confectionery products; specialty chemicals and metal cutting tools; flooring, insulation, roofing and engineered, building and engineered components, paints and coatings, and bricks and masonry products; recreational vehicles, apparel products, jewelry, and custom picture framing products; and alkaline batteries. Additionally, it manufactures castings and forged components, machined airframe components, and engineered critical fasteners; airfoil castings; titanium and nickel; and seamless pipes, fittings, and forgings. The company distributes newspapers, televisions, and information; franchises and services quick service restaurants; distributes electronic components; and offers steel and logistics services, professional aviation training programs, and fractional aircraft ownership programs. In addition, it retails automobiles; furniture, bedding, and accessories; household appliances, electronics, and computers; jewelry, watches, crystal, china, stemware, flatware, gifts, and collectibles; kitchenware; and motorcycle accessories. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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