Analyzing WMIH (COOP) and The Competition

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WMIH (NASDAQ: COOP) is one of 32 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare WMIH to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

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 120.75
WMIH Competitors $4.17 billion $594.98 million 20.04

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.

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 20.87% -54.06% -6.67%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

54.7% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.7% of WMIH shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Nondepository credit institutions” companies are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for WMIH and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WMIH 1 1 1 0 2.00
WMIH Competitors 199 801 1033 49 2.45

WMIH currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 38.03%. As a group, “Nondepository credit institutions” companies have a potential upside of 35.89%. Given WMIH’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe WMIH is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

WMIH has a beta of -1.19, indicating that its stock price is 219% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, WMIH’s peers have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

WMIH peers beat WMIH on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

WMIH Company Profile

Mr. Cooper Group Inc. provides servicing, origination, and transaction-based services related principally to single-family residences in the United States. It offers home loan servicers focused on delivering various servicing and lending products, services, and technologies. The company provides technology and data enhanced solutions to homebuyers, home sellers, real estate agents, and mortgage companies. It operates primarily under the Mr. Cooper and Xome brands. The company was formerly known as WMIH Corp. and changed its name to Mr. Cooper Group Inc. in October 2018. Mr. Cooper Group Inc. is based in Coppell, Texas.

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