Head-To-Head Comparison: Coventry Health Care (CVH) vs. WellCare Health Plans (WCG)
Coventry Health Care (NYSE: CVH) and WellCare Health Plans (NYSE:WCG) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
99.9% of WellCare Health Plans shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of WellCare Health Plans shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Coventry Health Care and WellCare Health Plans, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Coventry Health Care||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|WellCare Health Plans||0||8||8||0||2.50|
WellCare Health Plans has a consensus target price of $209.29, suggesting a potential downside of 4.34%.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Coventry Health Care and WellCare Health Plans’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Coventry Health Care||N/A||N/A||N/A||$3.29||N/A|
|WellCare Health Plans||$14.24 billion||0.68||$242.10 million||$7.97||27.45|
WellCare Health Plans has higher revenue and earnings than Coventry Health Care. Coventry Health Care is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WellCare Health Plans, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Coventry Health Care and WellCare Health Plans’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Coventry Health Care||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|WellCare Health Plans||2.21%||19.42%||5.17%|
WellCare Health Plans beats Coventry Health Care on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Coventry Health Care Company Profile
Coventry Health Care, Inc. (Coventry) is a diversified national managed healthcare company based in Bethesda, Maryland. Coventry operates health plans, insurance companies, network rental and workers’ compensation services companies. The Company operates in three segments: Health Plan and Medical Services, Specialized Managed Care, and Workers’ Compensation. On January 1, 2012 the Company completed its acquisition of Children’s Mercy’s Family Health Partners, a Medicaid health plan. In May 2013, Aetna Inc announced it has completed its acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans Company Profile
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. is a managed care company. The Company focuses on government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs), to families, children, seniors and individuals with medical needs. The Company operates through three segments: Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare PDPs. As of December 31, 2016, it served approximately 3.9 million members in 50 states and the District of Columbia. As of December 31, 2016, it operated Medicaid health plans in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and South Carolina. As of December 31, 2016, it offered MA coordinated care plans (CCPs) in certain counties in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
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