ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) is one of 92 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ProAssurance Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for ProAssurance Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ProAssurance Corporation 0 4 0 0 2.00
ProAssurance Corporation Competitors 717 2525 2236 69 2.30

ProAssurance Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $58.33, suggesting a potential upside of 7.73%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 2.28%. Given ProAssurance Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ProAssurance Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.8% of ProAssurance Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of ProAssurance Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ProAssurance Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ProAssurance Corporation $890.60 million $212.38 million 19.48
ProAssurance Corporation Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.41

ProAssurance Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ProAssurance Corporation. ProAssurance Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares ProAssurance Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ProAssurance Corporation 16.80% 6.59% 2.50%
ProAssurance Corporation Competitors 10.17% 5.38% 2.73%

Dividends

ProAssurance Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. ProAssurance Corporation pays out 44.6% 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 26.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

ProAssurance Corporation has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ProAssurance Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ProAssurance Corporation competitors beat ProAssurance Corporation on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About ProAssurance Corporation

ProAssurance Corporation (ProAssurance) is a holding company for property and casualty insurance companies. The Company provides professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals and facilities, professional liability insurance for attorneys, liability insurance for medical technology and life sciences risks, and workers’ compensation insurance. The Company operates through four segments. The Specialty property and casualty segment includes the Company’s professional liability business, and medical technology and life sciences business. The Workers’ compensation segment includes its workers’ compensation business. Lloyd’s Syndicate 1729 (Syndicate 1729) segment includes business of Syndicate 1729, which underwrites risks over a range of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance lines. The Corporate segment includes the Company’s investment operations managed at the corporate level and non-premium revenues generated outside of its insurance entities.

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