International General Insurance Contrast (NASDAQ:IGIC) and MediaAlpha (NYSE:MAX)

International General Insurance (NASDAQ:IGICget rating) and MediaAlpha (New York Stock Exchange:MAXget rating) are both small-cap financial companies, but which is the better deal? We will compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of the current ratings and recommendations for International General Insurance and MediaAlpha, as provided by

sales ratings retention ratings Buy grades Strong purchase ratings Rating Score
International General Insurance N/A
MediaAlpha 3 1 2.25

MediaAlpha has a consensus price target of $18.60, suggesting 96.83% upside potential. Given MediaAlpha’s higher upside probability, analysts clearly believe that MediaAlpha is more favorable than International General Insurance.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of International General Insurance and MediaAlpha.

Gross income Price/Sales Ratio Net income earnings per share Rate of earnings on price
International General Insurance $361.30 million 1.01 $43.70 million $1.00 7.50
MediaAlpha $645.27 million 0.90 -$5.28 million ($0.38) -24.87

International General Insurance has higher earnings but lower revenue than MediaAlpha. MediaAlpha trades at a lower price-earnings ratio than International General Insurance, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Cost effectiveness

This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of International General Insurance and MediaAlpha.

net margins Return on equity Return on assets
International General Insurance 12.92% 14.63% 4.13%
MediaAlpha -2.06% N/A -3.97%

Risk and Volatility

International General Insurance has a beta of 0.36, which suggests that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MediaAlpha has a beta of 0.67, which suggests that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. stock is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Internal and institutional ownership

60.2% of International General Insurance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.5% of MediaAlpha shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of International General Insurance stock is owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of MediaAlpha shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments, and big money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


International General Insurance outperforms MediaAlpha in 8 of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About International General Insurance (get rating)

International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. offers specialized insurance and reinsurance solutions around the world. The company operates through three segments: Specialty Long-tail, Specialty Short-tail and Reinsurance. It underwrites a diversified portfolio of specialty risks, including energy, property, construction and engineering, ports and terminals, general aviation, political violence, casualty, financial institutions, maritime, contingency and treaty reinsurance. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Amman, Jordan.

About MediaAlpha (get rating)

MediaAlpha, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an insurance customer acquisition platform in the United States. Optimize customer acquisition across multiple property and casualty insurance, health insurance, and life insurance verticals. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles, California. MediaAlpha, Inc. is a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.

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