Essent Group Ltd. Common Shares (ESNT): Price and Financial Metrics

Essent Group Ltd. Common Shares (ESNT): $41.23

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ESNT Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 10.61, Essent Group Ltd P/E ratio is greater than that of about just 14.07% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Of note is the ratio of Essent Group Ltd's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.9% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 89.5%, Essent Group Ltd's debt growth rate surpasses 88.5% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Essent Group Ltd, a group of peers worth examining would be NWPX, ITP, VEC, YETI, and MPX.
  • Visit ESNT's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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ESNT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $41.23 52-week high $49.53
Prev. close $41.20 52-week low $17.52
Day low $40.86 Volume 1,219,000
Day high $42.25 Avg. volume 835,068
50-day MA $44.55 Dividend yield 1.55%
200-day MA $39.63 Market Cap 4.64B

Essent Group Ltd. Common Shares (ESNT) Company Bio

Essent Group provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

ESNT Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$41.23$154.41 275%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Essent Group Ltd. To summarize, we found that Essent Group Ltd ranked in the 77th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 276.5% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for ESNT, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 57.69; that's higher than 92.43% of US stocks in the Financial Services sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 8% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than only 24.99% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.
  • ESNT's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 37.02% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

OCSI, FAF, MCY, FOCS, and ACGL can be thought of as valuation peers to ESNT, in the sense that they are in the Financial Services sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest ESNT News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Essent Group Ltd that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ESNT as an investment opportunity.

Did You Miss Essent Group's (NYSE:ESNT) Impressive 125% Share Price Gain?

When you buy shares in a company, it's worth keeping in mind the possibility that it could fail, and you could lose...

Yahoo | February 23, 2021

Essent Group Misses 4Q Earnings Estimates; Street Stays Bullish

Essent Group Ltd. reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter results. However, shares of the private mortgage insurance services provider closed 1.9% higher on Friday as its CEO, Mark A. Casale, remains optimistic about 2021. Casale said, “During 2020, we were also pleased with housing’s resilience, which remains the bright spot in the economy entering 2021 as supply-demand imbalances and favorable first-time home buying trends persist which are positive for our franchise.” Essent Group (ESNT) reported adjusted earnings of $1.10 per share in the fourth quarter, which missed analysts’ estimates of $1.22 per share and declined 26.2% year-over-year. Its revenues of $247.2 million grew 8.1% year-over-year but lagged the consensus estimates of $252.1 million.

Amit Singh on TipRanks | February 22, 2021

RBC Capital Stick to Their Buy Rating for Essent Group By

RBC Capital Stick to Their Buy Rating for Essent Group | February 21, 2021

Essent Group Ltd. 2020 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Presentation

The following slide deck was published by Essent Group Ltd. in conjunction with their 2020 Q4 earnings call....

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 19, 2021

Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) CEO Mark Casale on Q4 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) Q4 2020 Earnings Conference Call February 19, 2021 10:00 A.M. ET Company Participants Chris Curran - Senior Vice President of Investor Relations Mark Casale - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry McAlee - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Phil Stefano - Deutsche Bank Mark DeVries...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 19, 2021

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ESNT Price Returns

1-mo -1.43%
3-mo -6.00%
6-mo 13.95%
1-year -3.96%
3-year -5.70%
5-year 111.33%
YTD -4.56%
2020 -15.53%
2019 53.00%
2018 -21.28%
2017 34.14%
2016 47.88%

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