Alterra Capital (NASDAQ: ALTE) is one of 86 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Alterra Capital to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alterra Capital and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alterra Capital N/A N/A 0.55
Alterra Capital Competitors $11.54 billion $1.14 billion 122.32

Alterra Capital’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alterra Capital. Alterra Capital 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Alterra Capital and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alterra Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alterra Capital Competitors 696 2424 2294 54 2.31

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 8.61%. Given Alterra Capital’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alterra Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.3% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Alterra Capital and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alterra Capital N/A N/A N/A
Alterra Capital Competitors 6.55% 1.75% 1.28%

Summary

Alterra Capital competitors beat Alterra Capital on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

About Alterra Capital

Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (Alterra) is engaged in providing diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities and property and casualty insurers. In Bermuda, the Company conducts its insurance and reinsurance operations through Alterra Bermuda. In Europe, the Company conducts its non-Lloyd’s operations primarily from Dublin, Ireland through Alterra Europe. In the United States, the Company’s U.S. reinsurance operations are conducted through Alterra Re USA, a Connecticut-domiciled reinsurance company. The Company’s U.S. insurance operations are conducted through Alterra E&S. In Latin America, the Company provides reinsurance to clients through Alterra at Lloyd’s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, using Lloyd’s admitted status, through Alterra Europe. In June 2012, the Company formed New Point V Limited. On May 1, 2013, Alterra Capital was acquired by Markel Corporation.

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