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

Essent Group Ltd. Common Shares (ESNT)

Today's Latest Price: $43.53 USD

1.61 (3.84%)

Updated Oct 23 7:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 232 in Financial Services (Enterprise)

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ESNT Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Essent Group Ltd's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.82% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 1.33 for Essent Group Ltd; that's greater than it is for merely 17.34% of US stocks.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 89.56%, Essent Group Ltd's debt growth rate surpasses 86.21% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ESNT, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are RIBT, MGPI, MYOS, GHG, and ESP.
  • ESNT's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Essent Group Ltd's official web site, go to

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ESNT Price/Volume Stats

Current price $43.53 52-week high $55.84
Prev. close $41.92 52-week low $17.52
Day low $42.09 Volume 444,191
Day high $44.02 Avg. volume 1,214,718
50-day MA $38.36 Dividend yield 1.47%
200-day MA $36.89 Market Cap 4.89B

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:
$43.53$204.21 399%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for ESNT, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Essent Group Ltd ranked in the 77th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 401.17%. 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 58.07; that's higher than 94.17% of US stocks in the Financial Services sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 9% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately merely 22.05% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • ESNT's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 37.79% of tickers in our DCF set.

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

HRTG, FOCS, CPTA, DGICA, and GNW 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.

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Essent Group Ltd.’s Operating Subsidiaries

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of the operating subsidiaries of Essent Group Ltd., which are Essent Guaranty, Inc., Essent Guaranty of PA, Inc. (both domiciled in Radnor, PA) and Essent Reinsurance Ltd. (Bermuda) (collectively referred to as Essent). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. The ratings reflect Essent’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes

Business Wire | September 18, 2020

Essent Group reports default loans, insurance in force

Essent Group's ([[ESNT]] +2.2%), primary U.S. mortgage insurance subsidiary, reported 4.78% of loans in default as of August 31, 2020.Insurance in force as of August 31, 2020 stood at $186.1B; roll-forward of insured loans stood at $36.8B....

Seeking Alpha | September 9, 2020

Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) CEO Mark Casale on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call August 7, 2020 10:00 ET Company Participants Christopher Curran - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development Mark Casale - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President Lawrence McAlee - Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Phil Stefano - Deutsche...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | August 8, 2020

Essent Group Ltd. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results & Declares Quarterly Dividend

HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essent Group Ltd. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results & Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business Wire | August 7, 2020

Have Insiders Been Buying Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) Shares This Year?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are...

Yahoo | July 17, 2020

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ESNT Price Returns

1-mo 21.86%
3-mo 25.65%
6-mo 65.24%
1-year -16.43%
3-year 1.43%
5-year 80.30%
YTD -15.19%
2019 53.00%
2018 -21.28%
2017 34.14%
2016 47.88%
2015 -14.86%

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