White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare White Mountains Insurance Group to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of White Mountains Insurance Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk & Volatility
White Mountains Insurance Group has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, White Mountains Insurance Group’s peers have a beta of 0.92, indicating that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares White Mountains Insurance Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|White Mountains Insurance Group||$1.36 billion||$412.50 million||6.61|
|White Mountains Insurance Group Competitors||$11.51 billion||$1.16 billion||159.38|
White Mountains Insurance Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than White Mountains Insurance Group. White Mountains Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares White Mountains Insurance Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|White Mountains Insurance Group||69.96%||1.32%||0.82%|
|White Mountains Insurance Group Competitors||7.75%||2.83%||2.02%|
White Mountains Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. White Mountains Insurance Group pays out 0.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 13.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for White Mountains Insurance Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|White Mountains Insurance Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|White Mountains Insurance Group Competitors||627||2299||2194||45||2.32|
As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 6.07%. Given White Mountains Insurance Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe White Mountains Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
White Mountains Insurance Group peers beat White Mountains Insurance Group on 10 of the 12 factors compared.
White Mountains Insurance Group Company Profile
White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company’s principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Its segments include HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The HG Global/BAM segment consists of the operations of HG Global Ltd. (HG Global) and Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM). The Other Operations segment consists of the Company and its intermediate holding companies, its investment management subsidiary, White Mountains Advisors LLC, and certain consolidated and unconsolidated private capital investments.
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