Reviewing WMIH (NASDAQ:WMIH) & Its Rivals

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

Analyst Recommendations

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 194 783 1019 49 2.45

WMIH presently has a consensus target price of $1.66, indicating a potential upside of 22.96%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 21.19%. Given WMIH’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe WMIH is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
WMIH $7.89 million $25.88 million 135.00
WMIH Competitors $4.31 billion $615.35 million 17.08

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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

36.6% of WMIH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of WMIH shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

WMIH has a beta of -1.19, meaning that its stock price is 219% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s peers have a beta of 1.48, meaning that their average stock price is 48% 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 229.44% 18.07% 3.40%
WMIH Competitors 12.00% -59.05% -7.10%

Summary

WMIH peers beat WMIH on 7 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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