Head to Head Review: National General Holdings Corp (NGHC) and Its Peers

National General Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: NGHC) is one of 21 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare National General Holdings Corp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

National General Holdings Corp has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National General Holdings Corp’s competitors have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.6% of National General Holdings Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of National General Holdings Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares National General Holdings Corp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
National General Holdings Corp $3.55 billion $172.21 million 21.44
National General Holdings Corp Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 203.79

National General Holdings Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than National General Holdings Corp. National General Holdings Corp 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.

Dividends

National General Holdings Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. National General Holdings Corp pays out 16.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 49.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares National General Holdings Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National General Holdings Corp 2.62% 7.30% 1.44%
National General Holdings Corp Competitors 6.70% 12.28% 2.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for National General Holdings Corp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National General Holdings Corp 0 1 3 0 2.75
National General Holdings Corp Competitors 111 700 805 21 2.45

National General Holdings Corp currently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.81%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 4.54%. Given National General Holdings Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe National General Holdings Corp is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

National General Holdings Corp competitors beat National General Holdings Corp on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About National General Holdings Corp

National General Holdings Corp. is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a range of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche products. It operates through two segments: Property and Casualty (P&C) and Accident and Health (A&H). Its P&C segment offers its P&C insurance products through a network of agents, a number of affinity partners and through direct-response marketing programs. Its A&H segment provides accident and non-major medical health insurance products targeting its existing P&C policyholders and the anticipated market of employed persons who are uninsured or underinsured. The P&C segment operates its business through three distribution channels: agency, affinity and direct. The A&H segment provides supplemental accident and health insurance products.

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