RLI Corp. (RLI) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) Contrasting side by side

RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), both competing one another are Property & Casualty Insurance companies. We will compare their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RLI Corp. 94 3.94 37.52M 2.71 33.21
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 313,721 0.88 1.35M 28640.36 10.78

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of RLI Corp. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is observed to has higher revenue and earnings than RLI Corp. The business with the higher P/E out of the two companies is considered for more expensive of the two firms presently. RLI Corp. is trading at a higher P/E ratio than Berkshire Hathaway Inc., indicating that it is presently more expensive of the two stocks.

Profitability Table 2 hightlights the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RLI Corp. 40,128,342.25% 14.1% 3.9%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 430.32% 7.4% 3.7%

Risk & Volatility A 0.77 beta means RLI Corp.'s volatility is 23.00% less than S&P 500's volatility.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s 0.85 beta is the reason why it is 15.00% less volatile than S&P 500. Analyst Recommendations The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for RLI Corp. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
RLI Corp. 0 3 0 2.00
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

RLI Corp.'s average target price is £86, while its potential downside is -10.71%.

On the other hand, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s potential upside is 11.94% and its average target price is £362000. The information presented earlier suggests that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. looks more robust than RLI Corp. as far as analyst belief. Insider and Institutional Ownership

The shares of both RLI Corp. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 91.9% and 20.8% respectively. About 3% of RLI Corp.'s share are 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)
RLI Corp. 0.51% 3.84% 9.79% 36.23% 23.2% 30.64%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. -1.07% -4.11% -5.29% -0.17% 1.72% 0.87%

For the past year RLI Corp. has stronger performance than Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Summary RLI Corp. beats on 9 of the 14 factors Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

RLI Corp., through its subsidiaries, underwrites property and casualty insurance in the United States. Its Casualty segment provides commercial and personal umbrella coverage products; and general liability products, such as coverage for third party liability of commercial insureds, including manufacturers, contractors, apartments, real estate investment trusts, and mercantile. This segment also offers coverages in the area of onshore energy related businesses, as well as environmental liability for underground storage tanks, contractors and asbestos, and environmental remediation specialists; and commercial automobile liability and physical damage insurance products, and other types of commercial automobile risks, as well as related insurance coverages, such as general liability, excess liability, and motor truck cargo.

In addition, this segment provides professional liability coverages, such as errors and omission, general liability, property, automobile, excess liability, and workerA's compensation; property and casualty insurance coverages; management liability coverages, such as directors and officers liability insurance, fiduciary liability, and fidelity coverages; medical professional and healthcare liability insurance; and other products, including coverage for security guards and home business insurance. The companyA's Property segment comprises primarily of fire, earthquake, difference in conditions, marine, homeowners and recreational vehicle insurance, and property and crop reinsurance. Its Surety segment offers small bonds, such as license and permit, notary, and court bonds for businesses and individuals; commercial surety bonds for medium-to-large businesses; bonds for small-to-medium sized contractors; and commercial surety bonds for the energy, petrochemical, and refining industries.

The company markets its products through independent agents to wholesale and retail brokers.

RLI Corp. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.

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