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.

Profitability

This table compares WMIH and its peers’ 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%

Analyst Ratings

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 2 0 3 0 2.20
WMIH Competitors 189 776 1012 48 2.45

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.

Summary

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.

Receive News & Ratings for WMIH Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for WMIH and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.