Reviewing WMIH (WMIH) and Its Peers

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

Earnings and 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 151.00
WMIH Competitors $6.37 billion $697.72 million 18.30

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.

Volatility and Risk

WMIH has a beta of -1.22, suggesting that its share price is 222% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s peers have a beta of 1.42, suggesting that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for WMIH and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WMIH 2 0 3 0 2.20
WMIH Competitors 202 810 1035 48 2.44

WMIH currently has a consensus price target of $1.66, suggesting a potential upside of 9.93%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 16.67%. Given WMIH’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe WMIH has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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 229.93% 18.08% 3.40%
WMIH Competitors 12.06% -58.79% -6.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.5% of WMIH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.8% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of WMIH shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

WMIH peers beat WMIH on 8 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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