James River Group Holdings (NASDAQ: JRVR) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare James River Group Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

James River Group Holdings has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, James River Group Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current 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 4 0 2.80
James River Group Holdings Competitors 625 2298 2173 45 2.32

James River Group Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.51%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 6.08%. Given James River Group Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe James River Group Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
James River Group Holdings $586.23 million $74.47 million 17.11
James River Group Holdings Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 160.92

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.

Dividends

James River Group Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. James River Group Holdings pays out 52.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 13.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.5% of James River Group Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 41.0% of James River Group Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

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 8.98% 9.36% 2.66%
James River Group Holdings Competitors 9.30% 3.67% 2.30%

Summary

James River Group Holdings beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

James River Group Holdings Company Profile

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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