Critical Comparison: Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) versus Its Peers
Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ: HIIQ) is one of 19 public companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Health Insurance Innovations to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Health Insurance Innovations and its peers, 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||189||688||775||40||2.39|
This table compares Health Insurance Innovations and its peers’ 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%|
Institutional and Insider 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 23.2% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Health Insurance Innovations has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Health Insurance Innovations’ peers have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Health Insurance Innovations and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Health Insurance Innovations||$351.10 million||$12.99 million||12.73|
|Health Insurance Innovations Competitors||$13.74 billion||$1.05 billion||35.26|
Health Insurance Innovations’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Health Insurance Innovations. Health Insurance Innovations 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.
Health Insurance Innovations beats its peers 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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