Patriot National (NYSE: PN) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Patriot National to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Patriot National has a beta of 2.73, suggesting that its share price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Patriot National’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Patriot National and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Patriot National 0 2 0 0 2.00
Patriot National Competitors 112 797 846 21 2.44

Patriot National currently has a consensus target price of $7.75, indicating a potential upside of 2,052.78%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 4.02%. Given Patriot National’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Patriot National is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Patriot National and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Patriot National $232.83 million -$820,000.00 -18.00
Patriot National Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 157.93

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.6% of Patriot National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 59.9% of Patriot National shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” 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.

Profitability

This table compares Patriot National and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Patriot National N/A N/A N/A
Patriot National Competitors 6.11% 11.12% 2.51%

Summary

Patriot National rivals beat Patriot National on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Patriot National Company Profile

Patriot National, Inc. is an independent national provider of technology-enabled outsourcing solutions that help insurance carriers, employers and other clients mitigate risk and comply with complex regulations. It offers a range of end-to-end insurance related and specialty services. The Company principally offers approximately two types of services: front-end services, such as brokerage, underwriting and policyholder services, and back-end services, such as claims adjudication and administration. It also offers specialty services, including technology outsourcing and other information technology (IT) services, as well as employment pre-screening and background checks. The Company’s brokerage and policyholder services include general agency services and specialty underwriting and policyholder services provided to its insurance carrier clients. The Company’s claims administration services relate to the administration and resolution of workers’ compensation claims.

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