Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE: MIG) and White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Meadowbrook Insurance Group and White Mountains Insurance Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Meadowbrook Insurance Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
White Mountains Insurance Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.7% of White Mountains Insurance Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of White Mountains Insurance Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Meadowbrook Insurance Group and White Mountains Insurance Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Meadowbrook Insurance Group N/A N/A N/A $0.53 16.30
White Mountains Insurance Group $1.36 billion 2.45 $412.50 million $1.81 490.16

White Mountains Insurance Group has higher revenue and earnings than Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Meadowbrook Insurance Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than White Mountains Insurance Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Meadowbrook Insurance Group and White Mountains Insurance Group’s 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%
White Mountains Insurance Group 69.96% 1.32% 0.82%

Dividends

White Mountains Insurance Group pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Meadowbrook Insurance Group does not pay a dividend. White Mountains Insurance Group pays out 55.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

White Mountains Insurance Group beats Meadowbrook Insurance Group on 6 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.

White Mountains Insurance Group Company Profile

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company’s principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Its segments include HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The HG Global/BAM segment consists of the operations of HG Global Ltd. (HG Global) and Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM). The Other Operations segment consists of the Company and its intermediate holding companies, its investment management subsidiary, White Mountains Advisors LLC, and certain consolidated and unconsolidated private capital investments.

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