Reviewing Alterra Capital (ALTE) & Its Competitors

Alterra Capital (NASDAQ: ALTE) is one of 85 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Alterra Capital to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations 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 612 2249 2116 49 2.32

As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 0.85%. Given Alterra Capital’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alterra Capital has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.2% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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 6.49% 1.54% 1.26%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alterra Capital and its rivals gross 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 140.07

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.


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

About Alterra Capital

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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