Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE: MIG) and Endurance Specialty Holdings (NYSE:ENH) are both financials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

82.7% of Endurance Specialty Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Endurance Specialty Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Endurance Specialty Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Meadowbrook Insurance Group does not pay a dividend. Endurance Specialty Holdings pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Meadowbrook Insurance Group has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.


This table compares Meadowbrook Insurance Group and Endurance Specialty Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Meadowbrook Insurance Group 4.54% 7.19% 1.16%
Endurance Specialty Holdings 4.79% 1.62% 0.82%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Meadowbrook Insurance Group and Endurance Specialty Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Meadowbrook Insurance Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Endurance Specialty Holdings N/A N/A N/A $6.00 15.50

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Meadowbrook Insurance Group and Endurance Specialty Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Meadowbrook Insurance Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Endurance Specialty Holdings 0 4 0 0 2.00

Endurance Specialty Holdings has a consensus price target of $93.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.02%. Given Endurance Specialty Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Endurance Specialty Holdings is more favorable than Meadowbrook Insurance Group.


Endurance Specialty Holdings beats Meadowbrook Insurance Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Meadowbrook Insurance Group Company Profile

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (Meadowbrook) is a holding company. The Company is a commercial insurance underwriter and insurance administration services company. The Company markets and underwrites specialty property and casualty insurance programs and products through a network of independent retail agents, wholesalers, program administrators and general agents. The Company’s products include Admitted Programs and Standard Market Products, Main Street Excess and Surplus Lines, Non-Admitted Programs, and Specialty Market Products. The Company is also involved in a range of activities, including program and product design, underwriting risk selection and policy issuance, claims administration and handling, loss prevention and control and reinsurance. The Company also provides the following services to its fee-for-service and agency clients: administration of risk-bearing entities and agency services.

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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