Analyzing Scor (SCRYY) & Swiss Re (SSREY)

Swiss Re (OTCMKTS: SSREY) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Swiss Re and Scor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Swiss Re 1 4 2 0 2.14
Scor 1 3 1 0 2.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Swiss Re shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Scor shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Swiss Re pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Scor pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Swiss Re pays out 384.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Scor pays out 82.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Profitability

This table compares Swiss Re and Scor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Swiss Re N/A N/A N/A
Scor 2.05% 4.34% 0.65%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Swiss Re and Scor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Swiss Re $42.49 billion 0.84 $331.00 million $0.26 94.92
Scor $15.00 billion 0.55 $323.07 million $0.17 24.88

Swiss Re has higher revenue and earnings than Scor. Scor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Swiss Re, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Swiss Re has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Scor has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Swiss Re beats Scor on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Swiss Re Company Profile

Swiss Re Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, provides wholesale reinsurance, insurance, and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Property & Casualty Reinsurance, Life & Health Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions, and Life Capital. It underwrites casualty, property and specialty, agriculture, aviation, engineering, marine, life and health, retakaful, solvency II, and facultative reinsurance products, as well as trade credit, surety, and political risk reinsurance; structured reinsurance solutions; and insurance-linked securities. The company also offers customized products and standard insurance covers; and manages closed and open life and health insurance books. The company serves insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations, and public sector clients. Swiss Re Ltd was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Scor Company Profile

SCOR SE is engaged in providing life and non-life reinsurance. The Company’s segments include SCOR Global P&C (Non-Life) and SCOR Global Life (Life). The Company’s divisions include SCOR Global P&C, SCOR Global Life and SCOR Global Investments. The Company’s Non-Life segment is divided into four business areas: Property and Casualty Treaties; Specialty Treaties; Business Solutions (underwriting of large corporate accounts), and Business Ventures and Partnerships. It covers all insurable risks of industrial groups and services companies (large corporate accounts). The Company’s Property and Casualty Treaties business area underwrites proportional and non-proportional reinsurance treaties. Its casualty treaties typically cover original risks of general liability, product liability or professional indemnity. The Company’s Global Life segment underwrites Life reinsurance business in the product lines, such as Protection, Financial Solutions and Longevity.

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