Montpelier Re (NYSE:MRH) & Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Montpelier Re (NYSE: MRH) is one of 86 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Montpelier Re to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Montpelier Re and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Montpelier Re 0 0 0 0 N/A
Montpelier Re Competitors 700 2441 2308 55 2.31

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.11%. Given Montpelier Re’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Montpelier Re has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.3% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” 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 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 6.43% 1.79% 1.29%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Montpelier Re N/A N/A 11.09
Montpelier Re Competitors $11.57 billion $1.12 billion 126.06

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.

Montpelier Re Company Profile

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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