Alterra Capital (NASDAQ: ALTE) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Alterra Capital to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alterra Capital and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alterra Capital N/A N/A 0.55
Alterra Capital Competitors $11.51 billion $1.16 billion 273.75

Alterra Capital’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Alterra Capital. Alterra Capital is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.5% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Alterra Capital and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alterra Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alterra Capital Competitors 521 2036 2030 50 2.35

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 6.24%. Given Alterra Capital’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alterra Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


This table compares Alterra Capital and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alterra Capital N/A N/A N/A
Alterra Capital Competitors 7.50% 1.86% 1.39%


Alterra Capital rivals beat Alterra Capital on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

Alterra Capital Company Profile

Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (Alterra) is engaged in providing diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities and property and casualty insurers. In Bermuda, the Company conducts its insurance and reinsurance operations through Alterra Bermuda. In Europe, the Company conducts its non-Lloyd’s operations primarily from Dublin, Ireland through Alterra Europe. In the United States, the Company’s U.S. reinsurance operations are conducted through Alterra Re USA, a Connecticut-domiciled reinsurance company. The Company’s U.S. insurance operations are conducted through Alterra E&S. In Latin America, the Company provides reinsurance to clients through Alterra at Lloyd’s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, using Lloyd’s admitted status, through Alterra Europe. In June 2012, the Company formed New Point V Limited. On May 1, 2013, Alterra Capital was acquired by Markel Corporation.

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