MBIA (NYSE: MBI) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare MBIA to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for MBIA and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MBIA 0 0 2 0 3.00
MBIA Competitors 718 2531 2241 70 2.30

MBIA presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.56%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 3.49%. Given MBIA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe MBIA is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares MBIA and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MBIA N/A -4.33% -1.20%
MBIA Competitors 10.15% 5.36% 2.73%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.0% of MBIA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.1% of MBIA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MBIA and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MBIA $237.00 million N/A -0.86
MBIA Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.39

MBIA’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than MBIA. MBIA 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.

Volatility and Risk

MBIA has a beta of 2.45, meaning that its stock price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MBIA’s peers have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MBIA peers beat MBIA on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About MBIA

MBIA Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the financial guarantee insurance businesses in the industry. The Company manages its business within three segments: United States (U.S.) public finance insurance; corporate, and international and structured finance insurance. The U.S. public finance insurance business is primarily operated through National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation. The corporate segment consists of general corporate activities, including providing general support services, including management, legal, accounting, treasury, information technology, and insurance portfolio surveillance, to other operating businesses, and asset and capital management. The international and structured finance insurance business is primarily operated through MBIA Insurance Corporation and its subsidiaries.

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