Reviewing Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF)’s and Investors Title Company (NASDAQ:ITIC)’s results

Since Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE:FNF) and Investors Title Company (NASDAQ:ITIC) are part of the Surety & Title Insurance industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fidelity National Financial Inc. 7.87B 1.24 840.00M 2.24 14.39
Investors Title Company 156.26M 1.98 21.89M 13.75 13.21

Table 1 demonstrates Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Investors Title Company’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Investors Title Company seems to has lower revenue, but higher earnings compared to Fidelity National Financial Inc. Business that presently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Fidelity National Financial Inc. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher price-to-earnings ratio.

Profitability

Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Investors Title Company.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fidelity National Financial Inc. 10.67% 18.1% 8.9%
Investors Title Company 14.01% 17% 12.4%

Risk & Volatility

Fidelity National Financial Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 18.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 0.82 beta. Investors Title Company on the other hand, has 0.43 beta which makes it 57.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500.

Dividends

Fidelity National Financial Inc. pays out its dividends annually at $1.17 per share and 3.33% dividend yield. On the other side Investors Title Company pays an annual dividend of $1.6 per share. It’s dividend yield is 0.95%.

Analyst Ratings

Recommendations and Ratings for Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Investors Title Company can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fidelity National Financial Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Investors Title Company 0 0 0 0.00

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 88.7% of Fidelity National Financial Inc. shares and 48.7% of Investors Title Company shares. About 2.5% of Fidelity National Financial Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Competitively, 31.82% are Investors Title Company’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Fidelity National Financial Inc. -4.08% -4.5% -19.55% -14.71% -18.94% -17.86%
Investors Title Company -2.39% 2.29% 1.85% 0.87% 2.64% -3.14%

For the past year Fidelity National Financial Inc.’s stock price has bigger decline than Investors Title Company.

Summary

Investors Title Company beats on 9 of the 15 factors Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, and technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States. Its Title segment offers title insurance, escrow, and other title related services, including collection and trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, recordings and conveyances, and home warranty insurance. The companyÂ’s Black Knight segment provides software systems and information solutions comprising mission critical technology and data and analytics services that facilitate and automate various business processes across the life cycle of a mortgage. Its Restaurant Group segment owns, operates, and franchises restaurants comprising O'Charley's, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Legendary Baking concepts. The company also offers information used by title insurance underwriters, title agents, and closing attorneys to underwrite title insurance policies for real property sales and transfer. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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