Financial Contrast: Endurance Specialty Holdings (ENH) & Its Competitors
Endurance Specialty Holdings (NYSE: ENH) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Endurance Specialty Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
82.7% of Endurance Specialty Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Endurance Specialty Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Endurance Specialty Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings||4.79%||1.62%||0.82%|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings Competitors||10.15%||5.36%||2.73%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Endurance Specialty Holdings and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings||0||4||0||0||2.00|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings Competitors||718||2528||2240||70||2.30|
Endurance Specialty Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $93.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.02%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 4.25%. Given Endurance Specialty Holdings’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Endurance Specialty Holdings has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Endurance Specialty Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Endurance Specialty Holdings pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 26.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Endurance Specialty Holdings has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Endurance Specialty Holdings is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Volatility & Risk
Endurance Specialty Holdings has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endurance Specialty Holdings’ peers have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Endurance Specialty Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings||N/A||N/A||15.50|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings Competitors||$11.75 billion||$2.00 billion||35.38|
Endurance Specialty Holdings’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Endurance Specialty Holdings. Endurance Specialty Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Endurance Specialty Holdings peers beat Endurance Specialty Holdings on 10 of the 13 factors compared.
Endurance Specialty Holdings Company Profile
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries in Bermuda, the United States and the United Kingdom, focuses on underwriting specialty lines of personal and commercial property, and casualty insurance and reinsurance. It operates through two segments: Insurance and Reinsurance. In the Insurance segment, it writes agriculture, casualty and other specialty, professional lines, and property, marine/energy and aviation insurance. In the Reinsurance segment, it writes catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines and specialty reinsurance. Its Insurance and Reinsurance segments both include property-related coverages, which provide insurance or reinsurance of an insurable interest in tangible property for property loss, damage or loss of use. In addition, its Insurance and Reinsurance segments include various casualty insurance and reinsurance coverages, which are concerned with the losses caused by injuries to third parties.
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