Federated National Holding (NASDAQ: FNHC) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Federated National Holding to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Federated National Holding pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Federated National Holding pays out -45.1% 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 23.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Federated National Holding is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.5% of Federated National Holding shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of Federated National Holding shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Federated National Holding and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Federated National Holding 0 0 1 0 3.00
Federated National Holding Competitors 569 2223 2182 45 2.34

Federated National Holding currently has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 50.75%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential upside of 7.12%. Given Federated National Holding’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Federated National Holding is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Federated National Holding and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Federated National Holding -7.49% -10.19% -2.87%
Federated National Holding Competitors 6.26% 1.72% 1.30%

Risk & Volatility

Federated National Holding has a beta of 1.62, suggesting that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Federated National Holding’s competitors have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Federated National Holding and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Federated National Holding $316.38 million -$190,000.00 -19.62
Federated National Holding Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 152.31

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

Federated National Holding Company Profile

Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) is an insurance holding company that controls all steps in the insurance underwriting, distribution and claims processes through its subsidiaries and its contractual relationships with its independent agents and general agents. The Company is authorized to underwrite homeowners’ multi-peril (homeowners), commercial general liability, federal flood, personal auto and various other lines of insurance in Florida and various other states. The Company markets, distributes and services its own and third-party insurers’ products and its other services through a network of independent agents. The Company’s insurance lines of business include Homeowners’ Property and Casualty Insurance, Commercial General Liability, Personal Automobile and Flood. FNIC and MNIC underwrite homeowners’ insurance in Florida, and FNIC underwrites insurance in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina. Alabama and Louisiana.

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