Since MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) and Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) are part of the Mortgage Investment industry, they are influenced by compare. The influences particularly affect the analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 11.22M 18.24 30.94M 3.82 8.34
Essent Group Ltd. 752.42M 6.33 484.01M 4.94 9.52

In table 1 we can see MMA Capital Holdings Inc. and Essent Group Ltd.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Essent Group Ltd. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than MMA Capital Holdings Inc. The business with a lower P/E ratio is currently more affordable of the two stocks. MMA Capital Holdings Inc.’s current P/E ratio is lower than that of Essent Group Ltd., which means that it is the affordable of the two.


Table 2 provides MMA Capital Holdings Inc. and Essent Group Ltd.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 275.76% 0% 0%
Essent Group Ltd. 64.33% 21% 15.7%

Risk & Volatility

MMA Capital Holdings Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 44.00% less volatile than S&P 500 due to its 0.56 beta. Essent Group Ltd.’s 1.48 beta is the reason why it is 48.00% more volatile than S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is given MMA Capital Holdings Inc. and Essent Group Ltd.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Essent Group Ltd. 0 1 0 2.00

On the other hand, Essent Group Ltd.’s potential downside is -0.89% and its average price target is $48.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

MMA Capital Holdings Inc. and Essent Group Ltd. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 12.4% and 95.6%. Insiders held roughly 12.6% of MMA Capital Holdings Inc.’s shares. Comparatively, 2.9% are Essent Group Ltd.’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
MMA Capital Holdings Inc. 3.07% 2.02% 12.69% 21.41% 13.82% 26.47%
Essent Group Ltd. 0.6% 3.02% 9.66% 18% 32.95% 37.54%

For the past year MMA Capital Holdings Inc. was less bullish than Essent Group Ltd.


Essent Group Ltd. beats MMA Capital Holdings Inc. on 11 of the 13 factors.

MMA Capital Management, LLC creates and manages investments in housing and renewable energy sectors in the United States and internationally. Its bond portfolio primarily comprises multifamily tax-exempt bonds, as well as other real estate related bond investments. The company offers leveraged bonds; low-income housing tax credits; asset management and administrative services to a limited liability company and a commercial bank; guarantees to third parties related to the receipt of tax credits; and debt capital to develop build, and operate renewable energy systems. It also raises, invests in, and manages private real estate funds, which invests in residential real estate in South Africa. The company was formerly known as Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC and changed its name to MMA Capital Management, LLC in September 2014. MMA Capital Management, LLC was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; and contract underwriting services. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, such as regulated depository institutions, mortgage banks, credit unions, and other lenders. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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