Endurance Specialty Holdings (NYSE: ENH) and Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE:MIG) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
82.7% of Endurance Specialty Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Endurance Specialty Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Endurance Specialty Holdings pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Meadowbrook Insurance Group does not pay a dividend. Endurance Specialty Holdings pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Endurance Specialty Holdings has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
This table compares Endurance Specialty Holdings and Meadowbrook Insurance Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings||4.79%||1.62%||0.82%|
|Meadowbrook Insurance Group||4.54%||7.19%||1.16%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Endurance Specialty Holdings and Meadowbrook Insurance Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings||0||3||0||0||2.00|
|Meadowbrook Insurance Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Endurance Specialty Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $0.00, suggesting a potential downside of 100.00%.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Endurance Specialty Holdings and Meadowbrook Insurance Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Endurance Specialty Holdings||N/A||N/A||N/A||$6.00||15.50|
|Meadowbrook Insurance Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Endurance Specialty Holdings beats Meadowbrook Insurance Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Endurance Specialty Holdings Company Profile
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its operating subsidiaries in Bermuda, the United States and the United Kingdom, focuses on underwriting specialty lines of personal and commercial property, and casualty insurance and reinsurance. It operates through two segments: Insurance and Reinsurance. In the Insurance segment, it writes agriculture, casualty and other specialty, professional lines, and property, marine/energy and aviation insurance. In the Reinsurance segment, it writes catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines and specialty reinsurance. Its Insurance and Reinsurance segments both include property-related coverages, which provide insurance or reinsurance of an insurable interest in tangible property for property loss, damage or loss of use. In addition, its Insurance and Reinsurance segments include various casualty insurance and reinsurance coverages, which are concerned with the losses caused by injuries to third parties.
Meadowbrook Insurance Group Company Profile
Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (Meadowbrook) is a holding company. The Company is a commercial insurance underwriter and insurance administration services company. The Company markets and underwrites specialty property and casualty insurance programs and products through a network of independent retail agents, wholesalers, program administrators and general agents. The Company’s products include Admitted Programs and Standard Market Products, Main Street Excess and Surplus Lines, Non-Admitted Programs, and Specialty Market Products. The Company is also involved in a range of activities, including program and product design, underwriting risk selection and policy issuance, claims administration and handling, loss prevention and control and reinsurance. The Company also provides the following services to its fee-for-service and agency clients: administration of risk-bearing entities and agency services.
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