Reviewing Enstar Group (ESGR) & Its Rivals

Enstar Group (NASDAQ: ESGR) is one of 22 public companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Enstar Group to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Enstar Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enstar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enstar Group Competitors 139 822 874 23 2.42

As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 4.69%. Given Enstar Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Enstar Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.6% of Enstar Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.9% of Enstar Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enstar Group 20.31% 6.91% 1.41%
Enstar Group Competitors 5.41% 11.46% 2.60%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Enstar Group $1.13 billion $264.80 million 18.72
Enstar Group Competitors $11.06 billion -$139.96 million -127.17

Enstar Group’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Enstar Group. Enstar Group 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.

Risk and Volatility

Enstar Group has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enstar Group’s peers have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Enstar Group peers beat Enstar Group on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Enstar Group Company Profile

Enstar Group Limited is an insurance group that offers capital release solutions and specialty underwriting capabilities through its network of group companies in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and other international locations. The Company’s segments include Non-Life Run-Off, Atrium, StarStone, and Life and Annuities. The Non-life Run-off segment comprises the operations of its subsidiaries that are running off their property and casualty and other non-life lines of business. The Atrium segment underwrites specialist marine, energy, aerospace, non-marine and liability classes. The StarStone segment offers a range of property, casualty and specialty insurance products. The Life and Annuities Segment consists of the operations managing the Company’s closed-block of life and annuity business, and its life settlements business.

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