WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare WMIH to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.5% of WMIH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of WMIH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares WMIH and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
WMIH $7.89 million $25.88 million 149.00
WMIH Competitors $6.37 billion $697.72 million 18.13

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for WMIH and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WMIH 2 0 3 0 2.20
WMIH Competitors 202 810 1036 48 2.44

WMIH presently has a consensus target price of $1.66, indicating a potential upside of 11.41%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 16.62%. Given WMIH’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe WMIH has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

WMIH has a beta of -1.22, suggesting that its share price is 222% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s peers have a beta of 1.42, suggesting that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WMIH 229.93% 18.08% 3.40%
WMIH Competitors 12.06% -58.79% -6.91%

Summary

WMIH peers beat WMIH on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About WMIH

WMIH Corp., through its subsidiary, WM Mortgage Reinsurance Company, Inc., engages in legacy reinsurance business with respect to mortgage insurance operated in runoff mode. The company was formerly known as WMI Holdings Corp. and changed its name to WMIH Corp. in May 2015. WMIH Corp. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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