Financial Review: ProAssurance Corporation (PRA) & Its Rivals
ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare ProAssurance Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.8% of ProAssurance Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of ProAssurance Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
ProAssurance Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. ProAssurance Corporation pays out 44.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 26.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ProAssurance Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ProAssurance Corporation Competitors||598||2232||2115||41||2.32|
ProAssurance Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $58.33, suggesting a potential upside of 5.96%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 0.38%. Given ProAssurance Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ProAssurance Corporation is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares ProAssurance Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ProAssurance Corporation Competitors||10.09%||5.29%||2.71%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares ProAssurance Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ProAssurance Corporation||$890.60 million||$212.38 million||19.80|
|ProAssurance Corporation Competitors||$11.75 billion||$2.00 billion||36.34|
ProAssurance Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ProAssurance Corporation. ProAssurance Corporation 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.
Risk & Volatility
ProAssurance Corporation has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ProAssurance Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
ProAssurance Corporation peers beat ProAssurance Corporation on 10 of the 15 factors compared.
ProAssurance Corporation Company Profile
ProAssurance Corporation (ProAssurance) is a holding company for property and casualty insurance companies. The Company provides professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals and facilities, professional liability insurance for attorneys, liability insurance for medical technology and life sciences risks, and workers’ compensation insurance. The Company operates through four segments. The Specialty property and casualty segment includes the Company’s professional liability business, and medical technology and life sciences business. The Workers’ compensation segment includes its workers’ compensation business. Lloyd’s Syndicate 1729 (Syndicate 1729) segment includes business of Syndicate 1729, which underwrites risks over a range of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance lines. The Corporate segment includes the Company’s investment operations managed at the corporate level and non-premium revenues generated outside of its insurance entities.
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