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How to buy AMERISAFE stock

Learn how to easily invest in AMERISAFE stock.

AMERISAFE is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. AMERISAFE shares (AMSF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AMERISAFE employs 371 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $293.3 million.

How to buy AMERISAFE stock

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AMERISAFE shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-16.
Latest market close$53.78
52-week range$40.08 - $56.10
50-day moving average $53.63
200-day moving average $50.06
Wall St. target price$57.50
PE ratio 26.6162
Dividend yield $1.22 (2.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.98

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AMERISAFE price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $53.78 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-18) 3.96%
1 month (2022-12-23) 0.86%
3 months (2022-10-27) -6.89%
6 months (2022-07-27) 11.35%
1 year (2022-01-27) 4.37%
2 years (2021-01-27) -4.88%
3 years (2020-01-27) 66.74
5 years (2018-01-26) 61.8

Is AMERISAFE stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing AMERISAFE stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AMERISAFE's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.


AMERISAFE's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, AMERISAFE shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).


AMERISAFE's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.88. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AMERISAFE's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


AMERISAFE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $45.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AMERISAFE's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AMERISAFE financials

Revenue TTM $293.3 million
Operating margin TTM 14.98%
Gross profit TTM $105.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.93%
Return on equity TTM 8.99%
Profit margin 13.08%
Book value $19.48
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

AMERISAFE share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.35% of net profits

Recently AMERISAFE has paid out, on average, around 2.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AMERISAFE shareholders could enjoy a 2.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AMERISAFE's case, that would currently equate to about $1.22 per share.

While AMERISAFE's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AMERISAFE is investing more in its future growth.

AMERISAFE's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

AMERISAFE share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AMERISAFE's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.0812 up to $56.0973. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AMERISAFE's is 0.3805. This would suggest that AMERISAFE's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AMERISAFE overview

AMERISAFE, Inc. , an insurance holding company, underwrites workers' compensation insurance in the United States. The company's workers' compensation insurance policies provide benefits to injured employees for temporary or permanent disability, death, and medical and hospital expenses. It serves small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, including construction, trucking, logging and lumber, agriculture, manufacturing, telecommunications, and maritime. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is based in DeRidder, Louisiana. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of AMERISAFE is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.059% of AMERISAFE shares are held by insiders and 99.038% by institutions.
How many people work for AMERISAFE?
Latest data suggests 371 work at AMERISAFE.
When does the fiscal year end for AMERISAFE?
AMERISAFE's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is AMERISAFE based?
AMERISAFE's address is: 2301 Highway 190 West, Deridder, LA, United States, 70634
What is AMERISAFE's ISIN number?
AMERISAFE's international securities identification number is: US03071H1005
What is AMERISAFE's CUSIP number?
AMERISAFE's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 03071H100

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