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How to buy Essent Group stock
Learn how to easily invest in Essent Group stock.
Essent Group is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. Essent Group shares (ESNT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Essent Group employs 350 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.
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Essent Group stock price (NYSE: ESNT)Use our graph to track the performance of ESNT stocks over time.
Essent Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$41.18|
|52-week range||$34.07 - $46.26|
|50-day moving average||$38.94|
|200-day moving average||$39.62|
|Wall St. target price||$47.22|
|Dividend yield||$0.82 (2.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.95|
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Essent Group price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-19)||2.18%|
|1 month (2022-12-27)||5.59%|
|3 months (2022-10-27)||6.88%|
|6 months (2022-07-27)||0.73%|
|1 year (2022-01-27)||-6.17%|
|2 years (2021-01-27)||-2.72%|
|3 years (2020-01-27)||50.84|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||47.76|
Is Essent Group stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Essent Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Essent Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Essent Group's P/E ratio
Essent Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Essent Group shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Essent Group's PEG ratio
Essent Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.84. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Essent Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Essent Group's EBITDA
Essent Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Essent Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Essent Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||101.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||$950.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||11.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.44%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Essent Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 10.78% of net profits
Recently Essent Group has paid out, on average, around 10.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Essent Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Essent Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.
While Essent Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Essent Group is investing more in its future growth.
Essent Group's most recent dividend payout was on 11 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Essent Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Essent Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.0679 up to $46.2623. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Essent Group's is 1.1594. This would suggest that Essent Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Essent Group overview
Essent Group Ltd. , through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. Its mortgage insurance products include primary, pool, and master policy. The company also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; underwriting consulting; and contract underwriting services. It serves the 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. .
Essent Group in the news
Essent Group Ltd. Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call for February 10, 2023
Are Investors Undervaluing Essent Group (ESNT) Right Now?
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Essent Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.955% of Essent Group shares are held by insiders and 95.865% by institutions. How many people work for Essent Group?
Latest data suggests 350 work at Essent Group. When does the fiscal year end for Essent Group?
Essent Group's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Essent Group based?
Essent Group's address is: Clarendon House, Hamilton, Bermuda, HM 11 What is Essent Group's ISIN number?
Essent Group's international securities identification number is: BMG3198U1027 What is Essent Group's CUSIP number?
Essent Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G3198U102
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