Comparing The Navigators Group (NAVG) & Its Peers

The Navigators Group (NASDAQ: NAVG) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare The Navigators Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for The Navigators Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Navigators Group 0 5 0 0 2.00
The Navigators Group Competitors 623 2289 2181 45 2.32

The Navigators Group currently has a consensus target price of $57.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.89%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 4.99%. Given The Navigators Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe The Navigators Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares The Navigators Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Navigators Group 2.79% 2.33% 0.57%
The Navigators Group Competitors 9.50% 4.82% 2.59%

Dividends

The Navigators Group pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. The Navigators Group pays out 20.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 29.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

The Navigators Group has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Navigators Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.98, indicating that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Navigators Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
The Navigators Group $1.20 billion $82.72 million 44.70
The Navigators Group Competitors $11.30 billion $1.14 billion 86.73

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.3% of The Navigators Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 24.1% of The Navigators Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

The Navigators Group competitors beat The Navigators Group on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

The Navigators Group Company Profile

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an insurance holding company. The Company is an international insurance company focused on marine insurance. The Company’s segments include U.S. Insurance, International Insurance (Int’l Insurance), Global Reinsurance (GlobalRe) and Corporate. The Company’s Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance business primarily offers general liability coverage, and umbrella and excess liability coverage to commercial enterprises through its U.S. Insurance and Int’l Insurance segments. It also offers reinsurance products through its GlobalRe segment. It distributes its products through international, national and regional, retail and wholesale insurance brokers. The Company’s U.S. Insurance and Int’l Insurance segments consists of three segments, such as Marine, Property and Casualty (P&C) and Professional Liability. Its GlobalRe products include accident & health (A&H), marine, P&C and professional liability.

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