MBIA (NYSE: MBI) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare MBIA to related companies based off the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares MBIA and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MBIA N/A -4.33% -1.20%
MBIA Competitors 10.15% 5.39% 2.75%

Volatility & Risk

MBIA has a beta of 2.45, suggesting that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MBIA’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.0% of MBIA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of MBIA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MBIA and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MBIA $237.00 million N/A -0.83
MBIA Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 33.01

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for MBIA and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MBIA 0 0 2 0 3.00
MBIA Competitors 713 2510 2221 69 2.30

MBIA currently has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 44.14%. All “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.50%. Given MBIA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MBIA is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

MBIA competitors beat MBIA on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

MBIA Company Profile

MBIA Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the financial guarantee insurance businesses in the industry. The Company manages its business within three segments: United States (U.S.) public finance insurance; corporate, and international and structured finance insurance. The U.S. public finance insurance business is primarily operated through National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation. The corporate segment consists of general corporate activities, including providing general support services, including management, legal, accounting, treasury, information technology, and insurance portfolio surveillance, to other operating businesses, and asset and capital management. The international and structured finance insurance business is primarily operated through MBIA Insurance Corporation and its subsidiaries.

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