WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare WMIH to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for WMIH and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WMIH 2 0 3 0 2.20
WMIH Competitors 190 780 1014 48 2.45

WMIH currently has a consensus price target of $1.66, indicating a potential upside of 20.29%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 16.03%. Given WMIH’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe WMIH is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

36.6% of WMIH shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of WMIH shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held 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 WMIH and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WMIH 229.44% 18.07% 3.40%
WMIH Competitors 12.04% -58.79% -6.91%

Volatility and Risk

WMIH has a beta of -1.22, meaning that its share price is 222% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s competitors have a beta of 1.44, meaning that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares WMIH and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
WMIH $7.89 million $25.88 million 138.00
WMIH Competitors $4.31 billion $615.35 million 18.03

WMIH’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than WMIH. WMIH is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

WMIH competitors beat WMIH on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

WMIH Company Profile

WMIH Corp., through its subsidiary, WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., engages in legacy reinsurance business with respect to mortgage insurance operated in runoff mode. The company was formerly known as WMI Holdings Corp. and changed its name to WMIH Corp. in May 2015. WMIH Corp. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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