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About Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc.
Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Inc. engages in the distribution and production of non-standard personal automobile insurance policies and related products and services for individual consumers in targeted geographic markets.
The companys non-standard personal automobile insurance policies provide coverage to drivers who find it difficult to obtain insurance from standard automobile insurance companies due to their lack of prior insurance, age, driving record, limited financial resources or other factors.
As of December 31, 2009, the companys subsidiaries included insurance companies licensed to write policies in 40 states, underwriting agencies, and retail agencies with 201 owned stores and relationships with 2 unaffiliated underwriting agencies. The company is active in offering insurance directly to individual consumers through retail stores in 9 states (Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Indiana, South Carolina, Kansas, and Wisconsin) and distributing its own insurance policies through 9,400 independent agents or brokers in 11 states (Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, Alabama, California, Michigan, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, South Carolina, and New Mexico).
The company issues non-standard personal automobile insurance policies through its wholly owned insurance company subsidiaries. As of December 31, 2009, its insurance companies were licensed to write business in 40 states. The companys insurance companies possess the certificates of authority and capital necessary to transact insurance business and issue policies, and they rely on both its underwriting agencies and unaffiliated underwriting agencies to design, distribute and service those policies.
The companys non-standard personal automobile insurance policies, which generally are issued for the minimum limits of liability coverage mandated by state laws, provide coverage to drivers who find it difficult to obtain insurance from standard insurance companies due to a number of factors, including lack of prior coverage, failure to maintain continuous coverage, age, prior accidents, driving violations, type of vehicle or limited financial resources.
The company offers a range of coverage options to meet its policyholders needs. It offers both liability-only policies, as well as full coverage policies, which include first-party coverage for the insureds vehicle. The companys liability-only policies generally include bodily injury liability coverage, which protects insureds if they are involved in accidents that cause bodily injury to others, and also provides them with a defense if others sue for covered damages; and property damage liability coverage, which protects insureds if they are involved in accidents that cause damage to anothers property.
The liability-only policies may also include personal injury protection coverage and/or medical payment coverage, depending on state statutes. These policies provide coverage for injuries without regard to fault, as well as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. In addition to its liability-only coverage, the full coverage policies the company sells include collision coverage, which pays for damage to the insured vehicle as a result of a collision with another vehicle or object, regardless of fault; and comprehensive coverage, which pays for damages to the insured vehicle as a result of causes other than collision, such as theft, hail and vandalism. Full coverage policies may also include optional coverages, such as towing, rental reimbursement and special equipment. The company offers various policy terms ranging from one month to one year.
Third-party non-standard personal automobile insurance policies: With the exception of stores located in Louisiana and Alabama, its owned retail stores also sell non-standard personal automobile insurance policies issued by third-party insurance companies for which the company receives commission income and fees. The companys retail stores offer these insurance policies underwritten by third-party insurance companies in addition to its own insurance policies primarily to provide a range of products and pricing to meet its customers needs.
Complementary insurance products: The companys retail stores also sell a small amount of standard and preferred personal automobile insurance and certain other personal lines insurance products underwritten by third-party insurance companies. Its complementary insurance products are designed to appeal to purchasers of non-standard personal automobile insurance policies and include such products as motorcycle and recreational vehicle coverage, motor club memberships, vehicle protection, travel protection, and hospital indemnity.
Ancillary non-insurance products and services: The companys retail stores may offer non-insurance products and services designed to appeal to its customers, including towing, hospital indemnity insurance, and income tax services.
As of December 31, 2009, 2 unaffiliated underwriting agencies in California that distributed policies through an aggregate of approximately 4,400 independent agencies, produced business for its insurance company subsidiaries
Retail stores: The companys retail stores serve as direct sales and customer service outlets for insurance companies and other vendors. As of December 31, 2009, the company sold products and services directly to individual consumers through its 201 owned retail stores. As of December 31, 2009, its retail stores were located in 23 designated market area (DMAs) in 9 states.
The company operate its retail stores under five names A-Affordable, Drivers Choice, InsureOne, USAgencies, and Yellow Key.
Affirmative Insurance Holdings, Inc., formerly known as Instant Insurance Holdings, Inc., was founded in 1998.
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1. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Insurance Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Major Shareholders
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. History
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Offices and Representations
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Insurance Industry Statistics
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Affirmative Insurance Holdings Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?