Head to Head Review: Federated National (FNHC) vs. Its Competitors

Federated National (NASDAQ: FNHC) is one of 86 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Federated National to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Federated National and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federated National 0 0 1 0 3.00
Federated National Competitors 644 2355 2222 49 2.32

Federated National currently has a consensus price target of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.83%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.36%. Given Federated National’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Federated National is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.3% of Federated National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of Federated National shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Federated National and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federated National -2.54% -4.03% -1.06%
Federated National Competitors 6.30% 1.66% 1.27%

Volatility & Risk

Federated National has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federated National’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Federated National pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. 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 15.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Federated National is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Federated National and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Federated National $316.38 million -$190,000.00 -20.42
Federated National Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 154.10

Federated National’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Federated National. Federated National 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.

About Federated National

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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