Head to Head Comparison: National General Holdings Corp (NGHC) & Its Rivals

National General Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: NGHC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare National General Holdings Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

National General Holdings Corp has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National General Holdings Corp’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares National General Holdings Corp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
National General Holdings Corp $3.55 billion $172.21 million 21.86
National General Holdings Corp Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 156.23

National General Holdings Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than National General Holdings Corp. National General Holdings Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for National General Holdings Corp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National General Holdings Corp 0 1 3 0 2.75
National General Holdings Corp Competitors 112 789 831 21 2.43

National General Holdings Corp presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.36%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.84%. Given National General Holdings Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe National General Holdings Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares National General Holdings Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National General Holdings Corp 2.62% 7.30% 1.44%
National General Holdings Corp Competitors 3.80% 9.18% 2.33%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.7% of National General Holdings Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.4% of National General Holdings Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

National General Holdings Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. National General Holdings Corp pays out 16.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 45.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

National General Holdings Corp rivals beat National General Holdings Corp on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

National General Holdings Corp Company Profile

National General Holdings Corp. is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a range of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche products. It operates through two segments: Property and Casualty (P&C) and Accident and Health (A&H). Its P&C segment offers its P&C insurance products through a network of agents, a number of affinity partners and through direct-response marketing programs. Its A&H segment provides accident and non-major medical health insurance products targeting its existing P&C policyholders and the anticipated market of employed persons who are uninsured or underinsured. The P&C segment operates its business through three distribution channels: agency, affinity and direct. The A&H segment provides supplemental accident and health insurance products.

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