Head to Head Review: Federated National Holding (FNHC) vs. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B)

Federated National Holding (NASDAQ: FNHC) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Dividends

Federated National Holding pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Berkshire Hathaway does not pay a dividend. Federated National Holding pays out -168.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Federated National Holding and Berkshire Hathaway’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Federated National Holding $366.50 million 0.51 $870,000.00 ($0.19) -75.63
Berkshire Hathaway $232.80 billion 0.00 $43.46 billion N/A N/A

Berkshire Hathaway has higher revenue and earnings than Federated National Holding.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Federated National Holding and Berkshire Hathaway, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federated National Holding 0 2 0 0 2.00
Berkshire Hathaway 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Federated National Holding and Berkshire Hathaway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federated National Holding -0.73% -1.07% -0.33%
Berkshire Hathaway 7.57% 5.76% 2.65%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.3% of Federated National Holding shares are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of Federated National Holding shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Federated National Holding Company Profile

Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) is an insurance holding company that controls all steps in the insurance underwriting, distribution and claims processes through its subsidiaries and its contractual relationships with its independent agents and general agents. The Company is authorized to underwrite homeowners’ multi-peril (homeowners), commercial general liability, federal flood, personal auto and various other lines of insurance in Florida and various other states. The Company markets, distributes and services its own and third-party insurers’ products and its other services through a network of independent agents. The Company’s insurance lines of business include Homeowners’ Property and Casualty Insurance, Commercial General Liability, Personal Automobile and Flood. FNIC and MNIC underwrite homeowners’ insurance in Florida, and FNIC underwrites insurance in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina. Alabama and Louisiana.

Berkshire Hathaway Company Profile

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. Its segments include Insurance, such as GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, General Re Corporation and Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group; Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, which is engaged in the operation of the railroad system; Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which includes regulated electric and gas utility; Manufacturing, which includes manufacturers of various products, including industrial, consumer and building products; McLane Company, which is engaged in the wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items; Service and retailing, which includes providers of various services, including fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training and various retailing businesses, and Finance and financial products, which includes manufactured housing and related consumer financing, transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing, and furniture leasing.

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