Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ: HIIQ) is one of 19 public companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Health Insurance Innovations to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.5% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by institutional investors. 55.9% of Health Insurance Innovations shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Health Insurance Innovations and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Health Insurance Innovations 4.49% 28.34% 14.41%
Health Insurance Innovations Competitors 7.10% 18.06% 9.00%

Risk and Volatility

Health Insurance Innovations has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Health Insurance Innovations’ competitors have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Health Insurance Innovations and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Health Insurance Innovations $351.10 million $12.99 million 15.13
Health Insurance Innovations Competitors $13.74 billion $1.05 billion 34.36

Health Insurance Innovations’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Health Insurance Innovations. Health Insurance Innovations is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Health Insurance Innovations and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Health Insurance Innovations 0 0 6 1 3.14
Health Insurance Innovations Competitors 186 677 765 39 2.39

Health Insurance Innovations currently has a consensus target price of $61.71, indicating a potential upside of 121.67%. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 3.72%. Given Health Insurance Innovations’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Health Insurance Innovations is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Health Insurance Innovations beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Health Insurance Innovations Company Profile

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. operates as a cloud-based technology platform and distributor of individual and family health insurance plans, and supplemental products in the United States. It offers short-term medical plans that provide three months of health insurance coverage with various deductible and copay levels; health benefit insurance plans, which offer daily cash benefit for hospital treatment and doctor office visits, as well as accidental injury and death or dismemberment benefits; and supplemental insurance products, including pharmacy benefit cards, dental plans, vision plans, cancer/critical illness plans, deductible and gap protection plans, and life insurance policies. The company designs and structures individual and family health insurance plans, and supplemental products in concert with insurance carriers and discount benefit providers; and markets them to individuals through a network of distributors. Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

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