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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.3% of Health Insurance Innovations shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.0% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are owned by institutional investors. 55.9% of Health Insurance Innovations shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and 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 14.09
Health Insurance Innovations Competitors $13.74 billion $1.05 billion 34.94

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.

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% 18.05% 9.00%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Health Insurance Innovations and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Health Insurance Innovations 0 0 6 1 3.14
Health Insurance Innovations Competitors 189 687 772 39 2.39

Health Insurance Innovations presently has a consensus price target of $63.14, suggesting a potential upside of 143.51%. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 3.44%. Given Health Insurance Innovations’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Health Insurance Innovations is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Health Insurance Innovations has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Health Insurance Innovations’ competitors have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Health Insurance Innovations beats its competitors on 9 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 3 months to 12 months of health insurance coverage with various deductible and copay levels; health benefit insurance plans, which offer fixed cash benefits and additional benefits for procedures and services; and supplemental insurance products, including life insurance policies, dental plans, vision plans, cancer/critical illness plans, deductible and gap protection plans, and pharmacy benefit cards. The company offers 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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