Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Radian Group to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Radian Group 14.88% 12.99% 6.51%
Radian Group Competitors 8.67% 3.18% 2.12%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Radian Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Radian Group 0 1 7 0 2.88
Radian Group Competitors 627 2268 2127 45 2.31

Radian Group currently has a consensus price target of $22.82, indicating a potential upside of 9.35%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 8.48%. Given Radian Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Radian Group is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Radian Group $1.24 billion $308.25 million 26.42
Radian Group Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 127.43

Radian Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Radian Group. Radian Group 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

Radian Group has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radian Group’s peers have a beta of 0.91, meaning that their average stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Radian Group pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. Radian Group pays out 1.3% 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 19.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.3% of Radian Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.7% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Radian Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Radian Group beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Radian Group Company Profile

Radian Group Inc. is an insurance holding company that provides mortgage insurance, and products and services to the real estate and mortgage finance industries. The Company operates in two segments: Mortgage Insurance and Services. The Mortgage Insurance segment provides credit-related insurance coverage, principally through private mortgage insurance to mortgage lending institutions. The Services segment provides outsourced services, information-based analytics valuations and specialty consulting and surveillance services for buyers and sellers of, and investors in, mortgage- and real estate-related loans and securities, as well as other asset-backed securities (ABS). It also offers mortgage insurance products, such as primary mortgage insurance and pool insurance. Its Services segment is engaged in offering businesses, such as loan review and due diligence, and surveillance, including residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) surveillance and loan servicer oversight.

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