ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare ProAssurance Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

ProAssurance Corporation has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ProAssurance Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for ProAssurance Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ProAssurance Corporation 0 4 0 0 2.00
ProAssurance Corporation Competitors 608 2247 2130 42 2.32

ProAssurance Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $58.33, indicating a potential upside of 4.92%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.41%. Given ProAssurance Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ProAssurance Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ProAssurance Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
ProAssurance Corporation $890.60 million $212.38 million 20.00
ProAssurance Corporation Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 36.26

ProAssurance Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ProAssurance Corporation. ProAssurance Corporation 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.

Dividends

ProAssurance Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. ProAssurance Corporation pays out 44.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 26.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.8% of ProAssurance Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of ProAssurance Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ProAssurance Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ProAssurance Corporation 16.80% 6.59% 2.50%
ProAssurance Corporation Competitors 10.13% 5.32% 2.72%

Summary

ProAssurance Corporation competitors beat ProAssurance Corporation on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

ProAssurance Corporation Company Profile

ProAssurance Corporation (ProAssurance) is a holding company for property and casualty insurance companies. The Company provides professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals and facilities, professional liability insurance for attorneys, liability insurance for medical technology and life sciences risks, and workers’ compensation insurance. The Company operates through four segments. The Specialty property and casualty segment includes the Company’s professional liability business, and medical technology and life sciences business. The Workers’ compensation segment includes its workers’ compensation business. Lloyd’s Syndicate 1729 (Syndicate 1729) segment includes business of Syndicate 1729, which underwrites risks over a range of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance lines. The Corporate segment includes the Company’s investment operations managed at the corporate level and non-premium revenues generated outside of its insurance entities.

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