Metromile (NASDAQ:MILE) critical investigation against The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG)

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Metromile (NASDAQ:MILEGet a rating) and The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE: THGGet a rating) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Metromile and The Hanover Insurance Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Metromile 0 2 0 0 2.00
The Hannover Insurance Group 0 2 1 0 2.33

Metromile currently has a consensus price target of $4.53, indicating a potential upside of 330.95%. The Hanover Insurance Group has a consensus price target of $149.50, indicating a potential upside of 6.10%. Given Metromile’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe that Metromile is more favorable than The Hanover Insurance Group.

Risk and Volatility

Metromile has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, The Hanover Insurance Group has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price stock is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.5% of Metromile shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 84.7% of The Hanover Insurance Group’s shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of The Hanover Insurance Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Metromile and The Hanover Insurance Group.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Metromile -130.53% -57.64% -35.26%
The Hannover Insurance Group 8.16% 12.25% 2.68%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Metromile and The Hanover Insurance Group.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Metromile $104.90 million 1.31 -$216.46 million ($1.81) -0.58
The Hannover Insurance Group $5.23 billion 0.96 $418.70 million $11.89 11.85

The Hanover Insurance Group has higher revenues and profits than Metromile. Metromile trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hanover Insurance Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Hanover Insurance Group beats Metromile on 12 out of 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Metromile

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Metromile, Inc. provides insurance policies to automobile owners in the United States. It operates through two segments, Insurance Services and Enterprise Business Solutions. The company offers pay-per-kilometre car insurance policies. It also provides The Pulse, a device that plugs into its customer’s car diagnostic port and transmits data, such as miles driven, driving habits, phone usage, speed, hard braking , acceleration, turns and location on wireless cellular networks. In addition, the company offers access to its technology under a software-as-a-service agreement, as well as professional services to third-party customers. Metromile, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Hannover Insurance Group

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The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various property and casualty insurance products and services in the United States. The Company operates through three segments: business lines, personal lines and others. The Commercial Insurance segment offers commercial casualty, commercial automobile and workers’ compensation insurance products, as well as general and professional liability, marine, specialty industrial and commercial property, single-line general liability, surety, umbrella insurance products. , embezzlement, crime and other commercial insurance coverage. The Personal Insurance segment offers personal auto and home coverage, as well as other personal coverage, such as personal umbrella, inland marine, fire, watercraft, personal cyber and other miscellaneous coverage. The Others segment markets investment management services to institutions, pension funds and other organizations. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. markets its products and services through independent agents and brokers. The company was previously known as Allmerica Financial Corp. and changed its name to The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. in December 2005. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts.



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