Critical Survey: Everest Group (NYSE:EG) and Enstar Group (NASDAQ:ESGR)

Enstar Group (NASDAQ:ESGRGet Free Report) and Everest Group (NYSE:EGGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Enstar Group has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everest Group has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Enstar Group and Everest Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enstar Group 65.96% 20.49% 4.19%
Everest Group 15.57% 21.85% 5.00%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enstar Group and Everest Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enstar Group $789.00 million 5.52 -$870.00 million $41.82 6.49
Everest Group $12.06 billion 1.37 $597.00 million $53.86 7.07

Everest Group has higher revenue and earnings than Enstar Group. Enstar Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Everest Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

77.2% of Enstar Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Everest Group shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of Enstar Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Everest Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Enstar Group and Everest Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enstar Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Everest Group 0 1 5 1 3.00

Everest Group has a consensus price target of $450.89, suggesting a potential upside of 18.42%. Given Everest Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Everest Group is more favorable than Enstar Group.

Summary

Everest Group beats Enstar Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enstar Group

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Enstar Group Limited acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies, and portfolios of insurance and reinsurance business in run-off. It engages in the run-off property and casualty, and other non-life lines insurance businesses. The company also provides consulting services, including claims inspection, claims validation, reinsurance asset collection, syndicate management, and IT consulting services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. It operates in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other Continental European countries. The company was formerly known as Castlewood Holdings Limited and changed its name to Enstar Group Limited in January 2007. Enstar Group Limited was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About Everest Group

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Everest Group, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance products in the United States, Bermuda, and internationally. The company operates through Reinsurance Operations and Insurance Operations segments. The Reinsurance Operations segment writes property and casualty reinsurance; and specialty lines of business through reinsurance brokers, as well as directly with ceding companies in the United States, Bermuda, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The Insurance Operations segment writes property and casualty insurance directly, as well as through brokers, surplus lines brokers, and general agents in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Europe, South America, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands. The company also provides treaty and facultative reinsurance products; admitted and non-admitted insurance products; and property and casualty reinsurance and insurance coverages, including marine, aviation, surety, errors and omissions liability, directors' and officers' liability, medical malpractice, mortgage reinsurance, other specialty lines, accident and health, and workers' compensation products. In addition, it offers commercial property and casualty insurance products through wholesale and retail brokers, surplus lines brokers, and program administrators. The company was formerly known as Everest Re Group, Ltd. and changed its name to Everest Group, Ltd. in July 2023. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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