Patriot National (NYSE: PN) is one of 24 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Patriot National to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.5% of Patriot National shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are held by institutional investors. 59.9% of Patriot National shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” 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 Patriot National and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Patriot National N/A N/A N/A
Patriot National Competitors 3.80% 9.18% 2.33%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Patriot National and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Patriot National $232.83 million -$820,000.00 -56.00
Patriot National Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 150.67

Patriot National’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Patriot National. Patriot National is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Patriot National has a beta of 2.73, suggesting that its share price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Patriot National’s peers have a beta of 1.36, suggesting that their average share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Patriot National and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Patriot National 0 2 0 0 2.00
Patriot National Competitors 112 796 844 21 2.44

Patriot National presently has a consensus price target of $7.75, indicating a potential upside of 591.96%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.83%. Given Patriot National’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Patriot National is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Patriot National peers beat Patriot National on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Patriot National

Patriot National, Inc. is an independent national provider of technology-enabled outsourcing solutions that help insurance carriers, employers and other clients mitigate risk and comply with complex regulations. It offers a range of end-to-end insurance related and specialty services. The Company principally offers approximately two types of services: front-end services, such as brokerage, underwriting and policyholder services, and back-end services, such as claims adjudication and administration. It also offers specialty services, including technology outsourcing and other information technology (IT) services, as well as employment pre-screening and background checks. The Company’s brokerage and policyholder services include general agency services and specialty underwriting and policyholder services provided to its insurance carrier clients. The Company’s claims administration services relate to the administration and resolution of workers’ compensation claims.

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