Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, property and casualty insurer Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Safety's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Safety facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boston (1979)

Market Cap

$471.41 million


Property and Casualty Insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$623.74 million


President/CEO David Brussard (since 2001)

CFO William Begley, Jr. (since 1999)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 480 of the 493 members who have rated Safety -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star saunafool, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community, and goalie37.

Late last year, saunafool tapped Safety as one of the safer ways to insure a portfolio:

Small regional insurance company with no debt, high dividends, and limited risk. Let the big boys get buried by their complex financial dealings. I'll take the small, regional, old-fashioned, boring insurance companies in this environment.

In a pitch from this month, goalie37 also urged Fools to think Safety first:

Financials in this company have deteriorated, as they have with most companies. What attracts me is the simplicity of their balance sheet. $1 billion of their $1.4 billion was invested in AAA/Aaa bonds. $775 million of their $834 million in liabilities was from insurance policies. No nonsense business that is depressed in earnings (temporarily) and stock price (also temporarily). With a very low P/E and a very high, secure dividend, this would be a place I would feel confident in investing my money.

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