First Acceptance Review (OTCMKTS: FACO) and Atlas Financial (OTCMKTS: AFHIF)

First Acceptance (OTCMKTS:FACO – Get Rating) and Atlas Financial (OTCMKTS:AFHIF – Get Rating) are both small cap finance companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of First Acceptance shares are held by institutional investors. 9.5% of First Acceptance shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 14.4% of Atlas Financial’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of First Acceptance and Atlas Financial.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
First acceptance -2.27% -6.68% -1.94%
Atlas Financial -75.95% N / A -7.15%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of First Acceptance and Atlas Financial.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
First acceptance $285.25 million 0.22 -$1.23 million ($0.17) -9.82
Atlas Financial $9.55 million 0.56 -$12.73 million N / A N / A

First Acceptance has higher revenue and profit than Atlas Financial.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings from First Acceptance and Atlas Financial, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
First acceptance 0 0 0 0 N / A
Atlas Financial 0 0 0 0 N / A

Risk and Volatility

First Acceptance has a beta of 0.29, meaning its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Financial has a beta of 2.73, meaning its stock price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500.


First Acceptance beats Atlas Financial on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About the first acceptance (Get a rating)

First Acceptance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer, servicer and underwriter of non-standard personal automobile insurance and related products in the United States. It issues non-standard auto insurance policies to individuals based on their inability or unwillingness to obtain insurance coverage from standard carriers due to a variety of factors including their payment preference, inability to maintain a continued insurance coverage or their driving record. The company also underwrites automobile and motorcycle insurance products; and insurance products for renters, homeowners, business, pets, life, travel, outdoor vehicles and hospital benefits. Additionally, it provides TeleMed, a subscription service that provides access to a physician to consult, diagnose, and prescribe medication for non-emergency illnesses. The Company primarily distributes its products through its retail outlets, as well as through call centers and the Internet. As of December 31, 2021, it leased and operated 338 outlets and a call center. First Acceptance Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Atlas Financial (Get a rating)

Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the origination, underwriting and administration of commercial automobile insurance policies through its subsidiaries. The company is focused on the light commercial automotive sector, which includes taxicabs, non-emergency paratransit, limousine, livery and business automobile. Its products and services include taxi, car service, limousine, paratransit, airport transit and business automobile. The company was founded on December 31, 2010 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL.

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