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How Has The National Security Group Inc’s (NASDAQ:NSEC) Performed Against The Industry?

Bruce Howe

Measuring The National Security Group Inc’s (NASDAQ:NSEC) track record of past performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It allows us to understand whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is an insightful signal for future performance. Today I will assess NSEC’s recent performance announced on 30 June 2018 and compare these figures to its historical trend and industry movements.

View our latest analysis for National Security Group

How Well Did NSEC Perform?

NSEC’s trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2018) of US$1.04m has

NasdaqGM:NSEC Income Statement Export August 15th 18
NasdaqGM:NSEC Income Statement Export August 15th 18

In terms of returns from investment, National Security Group has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 2.24% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 1.58% is below the US Insurance industry of 1.60%, indicating National Security Group’s are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for National Security Group’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 5.28% to 2.42%.

What does this mean?

Though National Security Group’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. I suggest you continue to research National Security Group to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NSEC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NSEC’s outlook.

  2. Financial Health: Are NSEC’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.

  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 30 June 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.