Universal American (UAM) & Its Competitors Critical Contrast
Universal American (NYSE: UAM) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Managed Health Care” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Universal American to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.
This table compares Universal American and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Universal American Competitors||1.69%||10.28%||3.36%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Universal American and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Universal American Competitors||79||878||1442||23||2.58|
Universal American currently has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.30%. As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies have a potential downside of 2.33%. Given Universal American’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Universal American is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Universal American and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Universal American Competitors||$52.70 billion||$3.80 billion||18.26|
Universal American’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Universal American. Universal American is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
85.7% of Universal American shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Universal American shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Universal American has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal American’s peers have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Universal American peers beat Universal American on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
About Universal American
Universal American Corp. provides an array of health insurance and managed care products and services to people covered by Medicare. The Company’s segments include Medicare Advantage, Management Services Organization (MSO), and Corporate & Other. The Medicare Advantage segment contains the operations of its initiatives in managed care for seniors. It operated 16 Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and two Next Generation ACOs, which included approximately 5,200 participating providers with approximately 221,800 assigned Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, as of December 31, 2016. The MSO segment supports its physician partnerships in the development of healthcare models, such as ACOs, with a range of capabilities and resources, including technology, analytics, clinical care coordination, regulatory compliance and program administration. It has developed a primary care physician alignment strategy, which is branded as The Healthy Collaboration.
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