James River Group Holdings (NASDAQ: JRVR) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare James River Group Holdings to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

James River Group Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. James River Group Holdings pays out 45.3% 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 26.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

James River Group Holdings has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, James River Group Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares James River Group Holdings and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
James River Group Holdings $699.18 million $97.44 million 16.21
James River Group Holdings Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.37

James River Group Holdings’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than James River Group Holdings. James River Group Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.7% of James River Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 41.0% of James River Group Holdings shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares James River Group Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
James River Group Holdings 11.45% 10.80% 3.21%
James River Group Holdings Competitors 10.03% 5.28% 2.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for James River Group Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
James River Group Holdings 0 1 3 0 2.75
James River Group Holdings Competitors 613 2253 2141 42 2.32

James River Group Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.40%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.41%. Given James River Group Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe James River Group Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

James River Group Holdings beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About James River Group Holdings

James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (JRG Holdings) is an insurance and reinsurance holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance, Casualty Reinsurance, and Corporate and Other. The Excess and Surplus Lines segment offers commercial excess and surplus lines liability and excess property insurance products. The Specialty Admitted Insurance segment offers workers’ compensation insurance coverage, as well as specialty admitted fronting and program business. The Casualty Reinsurance segment offers commercial liability and non-catastrophe property reinsurance to the United States insurance companies and to its the United States-based insurance subsidiaries. The Corporate and Other segment consists of certain management and treasury activities of James River Group, Inc., James River Group Holdings UK Limited and JRG Holdings. It owns six insurance companies focused on specialty insurance niches and a reinsurance company.

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