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Executive Summary

Safety Insurance Group, Inc. provides private passenger and commercial automobile, and homeowner insurance in the United States. More Details


Trading at 15.7% below our estimate of its fair value

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 5.21%

Risk Analysis

SAFT passed our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has Safety Insurance Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SAFT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Insurance


US Market

1 Year Return




US Insurance


US Market

Return vs Industry: SAFT underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned -12.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SAFT underperformed the US Market which returned 18.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.2%0.5%-1.4%
30 Day1.0%4.5%4.7%
90 Day-9.2%0.2%8.2%
1 Year-27.5%-30.6%-9.1%-11.5%20.5%17.8%
3 Year-3.2%-13.9%0.7%-6.5%42.2%32.7%
5 Year44.1%17.2%36.4%19.2%83.4%62.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Safety Insurance Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Safety Insurance Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SAFT ($69.08) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($81.91)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SAFT is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SAFT is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.5x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (14.1x).

PE vs Market: SAFT is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.5x) compared to the US market (19x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SAFT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SAFT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Safety Insurance Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Insurance industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Safety Insurance Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Safety Insurance Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SAFT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SAFT's current net profit margins (10.1%) are lower than last year (11.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SAFT has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 29.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SAFT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SAFT had negative earnings growth (-18.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (-3.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SAFT's Return on Equity (10.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Safety Insurance Group's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SAFT's short term assets ($421.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: SAFT's short term assets ($421.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($79.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SAFT's debt to equity ratio (3.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if SAFT's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SAFT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (414.2%).

Interest Coverage: SAFT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (475x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Safety Insurance Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SAFT's dividend (5.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.64%).

High Dividend: SAFT's dividend (5.21%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.68%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SAFT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SAFT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.3%), SAFT's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


George Murphy (53 yo)





Mr. George Michael Murphy, CPCU, has been Chief Executive Officer and President at Safety Insurance Group, Inc. since April 1, 2016. Mr. Murphy has been employed by Safety Insurance’s Insurance Subsidiarie ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: George's total compensation ($USD3.32M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.85M).

Compensation vs Earnings: George's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

George Murphy
$ 5.4m
James Berry
Vice President of Underwriting5.25yrsUS$1.41m0.18%
$ 1.9m
Christopher Whitford
VP, CFO0.58yrno data0.055%
$ 569.1k
John Drago
Vice President of Marketing4.67yrsno data0.12%
$ 1.2m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SAFT's management team is considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

George Murphy
$ 5.4m
Peter Manning
Independent Director17.08yrsUS$192.52k0.053%
$ 552.6k
David McKown
Independent Director17.92yrsUS$187.52k0.043%
$ 449.0k
David Brussard
Independent Chairman of the Board16.58yrsUS$237.52k2.36%
$ 24.6m
Frederic Lindeberg
Independent Director16.17yrsUS$187.52k0.15%
$ 1.5m
Thalia Meehan
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$177.52k0.027%
$ 276.4k
Mary Moran
Independent Director0.58yrno data0.0066%
$ 69.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SAFT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 16.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SAFT insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Safety Insurance Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Safety Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: SAFT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1979
  • Industry: Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: US$1.041b
  • Shares outstanding: 15.07m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Safety Insurance Group, Inc.
  • 20 Custom House Street
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • 2110
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SAFTNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 2002
SFNDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 2002


Safety Insurance Group, Inc. provides private passenger and commercial automobile, and homeowner insurance in the United States. The company’s private passenger automobile policies offer coverage for bodil ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/22 00:40
End of Day Share Price2020/10/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.