Reviewing WMIH (WMIH) and Its Competitors

WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 30 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare WMIH to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Risk and Volatility

WMIH has a beta of -1.23, indicating that its share price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s rivals have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

36.6% of WMIH shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of WMIH shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for WMIH and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WMIH 2 0 3 0 2.20
WMIH Competitors 189 776 1012 48 2.45

WMIH presently has a consensus price target of $1.66, indicating a potential upside of 21.17%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 14.72%. Given WMIH’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe WMIH is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares WMIH and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WMIH 229.44% 18.07% 3.40%
WMIH Competitors 12.04% -58.79% -6.91%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares WMIH and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
WMIH $7.89 million $25.88 million 137.00
WMIH Competitors $4.31 billion $615.35 million 18.17

WMIH’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than WMIH. WMIH is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

WMIH rivals beat WMIH on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About WMIH

WMIH Corp., through its subsidiary, WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., engages in legacy reinsurance business with respect to mortgage insurance operated in runoff mode. The company was formerly known as WMI Holdings Corp. and changed its name to WMIH Corp. in May 2015. WMIH Corp. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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