WMIH (WMIH) & The Competition Critical Contrast
WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare WMIH to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility and Risk
WMIH has a beta of -1.23, meaning that its stock price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares WMIH and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for WMIH and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
WMIH currently has a consensus price target of $1.66, indicating a potential upside of 21.17%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 14.72%. Given WMIH’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe WMIH is more favorable than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares WMIH and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|WMIH||$7.89 million||$25.88 million||137.00|
|WMIH Competitors||$4.31 billion||$615.35 million||18.17|
WMIH’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than WMIH. WMIH is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.
WMIH peers 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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