Contrasting Montpelier Re (MRH) and Its Peers

Montpelier Re (NYSE: MRH) is one of 85 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Montpelier Re to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Montpelier Re and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Montpelier Re 0 0 0 0 N/A
Montpelier Re Competitors 686 2387 2259 50 2.31

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 6.21%. Given Montpelier Re’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Montpelier Re has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Montpelier Re and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Montpelier Re 35.71% 13.24% 6.70%
Montpelier Re Competitors 6.52% 1.71% 1.29%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Montpelier Re and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Montpelier Re N/A N/A 11.09
Montpelier Re Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 159.63

Montpelier Re’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Montpelier Re. Montpelier Re 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.

Summary

Montpelier Re peers beat Montpelier Re on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Montpelier Re

Montpelier RE Holdings Ltd. is a holding company. The Company provides customized insurance and reinsurance solutions to the global market. Through its affiliates in Bermuda, it provides institutional and retail investors with direct access to the global property reinsurance market. It operates in three segments: Montpelier Bermuda, which consists of the assets and operations of Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd., which is its wholly owned operating subsidiary based in Pembroke, Bermuda and is registered as a Bermuda Class four insurer; Montpelier at Lloyd’s, which consists of the assets and operations of Montpelier Syndicate 5151, Montpelier Capital Limited, Montpelier at Lloyd’s Limited, Montpelier Underwriting Services Limited and Montpelier Underwriting Inc., and Collateralized Reinsurance, which is marketed under the name Blue Capital. Blue Capital is an asset management platform offering property catastrophe reinsurance-linked investment products to institutional and retail investors.

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