Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Maiden to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
66.2% of Maiden shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Maiden shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of shares of all “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Maiden and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Maiden’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Maiden. Maiden 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.
This table compares Maiden and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Maiden has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maiden’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Maiden and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Maiden presently has a consensus target price of $10.40, suggesting a potential upside of 49.64%. As a group, “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies have a potential upside of 7.22%. Given Maiden’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Maiden is more favorable than its competitors.
Maiden pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%. Maiden pays out -27.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 81.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Maiden is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Maiden competitors beat Maiden on 9 of the 14 factors compared.
Maiden Company Profile
Maiden Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance solutions to regional and specialty insurers in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Diversified Reinsurance and AmTrust Reinsurance. The Diversified Reinsurance segment offers property and casualty reinsurance, including the writing of treaties on a quota share or excess of loss basis; and facultative risks, which are marketed through third-party intermediaries and on a direct basis. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment provides small commercial business insurance, including workers' compensation, commercial package, and other property and casualty insurance products; and specialty risk and extended warranty coverage for consumer and commercial goods, as well as custom designed coverages, such as accidental damage plans and payment protection plans related to the sale of consumer and commercial goods. This segment also offers specialty program comprising package products, general liability, commercial auto liability, excess and surplus lines programs, and other specialty commercial property and casualty insurance to small and middle market companies. In addition, the company offers auto and credit life insurance products through its insurer partners to retail clients. Maiden Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
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