Analyzing Patriot National (PN) and Its Rivals

Patriot National (NYSE: PN) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Patriot National to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Patriot National and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Patriot National $232.83 million -$820,000.00 -18.00
Patriot National Competitors $11.13 billion $534.17 million 153.33

Patriot National’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Patriot National. Patriot National 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 Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Patriot National and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Patriot National 0 2 0 0 2.00
Patriot National Competitors 114 798 851 21 2.44

Patriot National presently has a consensus target price of $7.75, suggesting a potential upside of 2,052.78%. As a group, “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies have a potential downside of 3.17%. Given Patriot National’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Patriot National is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.9% of Patriot National shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 59.9% of Patriot National shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Multiline Insurance & Brokers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Patriot National and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Patriot National N/A N/A N/A
Patriot National Competitors 6.30% 11.51% 2.63%

Summary

Patriot National competitors beat Patriot National on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Patriot National Company Profile

Patriot National, Inc. is an independent national provider of technology-enabled outsourcing solutions that help insurance carriers, employers and other clients mitigate risk and comply with complex regulations. It offers a range of end-to-end insurance related and specialty services. The Company principally offers approximately two types of services: front-end services, such as brokerage, underwriting and policyholder services, and back-end services, such as claims adjudication and administration. It also offers specialty services, including technology outsourcing and other information technology (IT) services, as well as employment pre-screening and background checks. The Company’s brokerage and policyholder services include general agency services and specialty underwriting and policyholder services provided to its insurance carrier clients. The Company’s claims administration services relate to the administration and resolution of workers’ compensation claims.

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