Federated National (NASDAQ: FNHC) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Federated National to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Federated National and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Federated National Competitors||5.76%||1.40%||1.14%|
Federated National pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Federated National pays out -45.1% 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 23.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Federated National is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Federated National and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Federated National Competitors||643||2346||2226||49||2.32|
Federated National currently has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 36.39%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.42%. Given Federated National’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Federated National is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Federated National and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Federated National||$316.38 million||-$190,000.00||-22.72|
|Federated National Competitors||$11.72 billion||$1.18 billion||242.38|
Federated National’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Federated National. Federated National 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
62.3% of Federated National shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.8% of Federated National shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Federated National has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federated National’s peers have a beta of 0.89, indicating that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Federated National peers beat Federated National on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Federated National Company Profile
Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) is an insurance holding company that controls all steps in the insurance underwriting, distribution and claims processes through its subsidiaries and its contractual relationships with its independent agents and general agents. The Company is authorized to underwrite homeowners’ multi-peril (homeowners), commercial general liability, federal flood, personal auto and various other lines of insurance in Florida and various other states. The Company markets, distributes and services its own and third-party insurers’ products and its other services through a network of independent agents. The Company’s insurance lines of business include Homeowners’ Property and Casualty Insurance, Commercial General Liability, Personal Automobile and Flood. FNIC and MNIC underwrite homeowners’ insurance in Florida, and FNIC underwrites insurance in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina. Alabama and Louisiana.
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