Analyzing James River Group Holdings (JRVR) & The Competition
James River Group Holdings (NASDAQ: JRVR) is one of 86 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare James River Group Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for James River Group Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|James River Group Holdings||0||1||3||0||2.75|
|James River Group Holdings Competitors||633||2331||2198||45||2.32|
James River Group Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.48%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 7.34%. Given James River Group Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe James River Group Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares James River Group Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|James River Group Holdings||8.98%||9.36%||2.66%|
|James River Group Holdings Competitors||6.35%||1.92%||1.34%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
94.3% of James River Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 41.0% of James River Group Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
James River Group Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. James River Group Holdings pays out 52.6% 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 14.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares James River Group Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|James River Group Holdings||$586.23 million||$74.47 million||16.97|
|James River Group Holdings Competitors||$11.51 billion||$1.16 billion||215.32|
James River Group Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than James River Group Holdings. James River Group Holdings 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.
James River Group Holdings beats its rivals on 9 of the 14 factors compared.
James River Group Holdings Company Profile
James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (JRG Holdings) is an insurance and reinsurance holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance, Casualty Reinsurance, and Corporate and Other. The Excess and Surplus Lines segment offers commercial excess and surplus lines liability and excess property insurance products. The Specialty Admitted Insurance segment offers workers’ compensation insurance coverage, as well as specialty admitted fronting and program business. The Casualty Reinsurance segment offers commercial liability and non-catastrophe property reinsurance to the United States insurance companies and to its the United States-based insurance subsidiaries. The Corporate and Other segment consists of certain management and treasury activities of James River Group, Inc., James River Group Holdings UK Limited and JRG Holdings. It owns six insurance companies focused on specialty insurance niches and a reinsurance company.
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