White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM) is one of 86 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare White Mountains Insurance Group to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares White Mountains Insurance Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
White Mountains Insurance Group $1.36 billion $412.50 million 6.52
White Mountains Insurance Group Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 145.87

White Mountains Insurance Group’s competitors 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 competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

White Mountains Insurance Group has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, White Mountains Insurance Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.91, suggesting that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for White Mountains Insurance Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 633 2331 2197 45 2.32

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 7.13%. Given White Mountains Insurance Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe White Mountains Insurance Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.3% of White Mountains Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of White Mountains Insurance Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares White Mountains Insurance Group and its competitors’ 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 6.15% 1.79% 1.28%

Dividends

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 14.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

White Mountains Insurance Group competitors beat White Mountains Insurance Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About White Mountains Insurance Group

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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