Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ: KINS) and eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kingstone Companies and eHealth’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kingstone Companies $82.45 million 1.81 $15.52 million $1.07 13.13
eHealth $182.74 million 2.46 -$4.31 million ($0.35) -69.34

Kingstone Companies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than eHealth. eHealth is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kingstone Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Kingstone Companies and eHealth, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kingstone Companies 0 0 1 0 3.00
eHealth 0 1 2 0 2.67

Kingstone Companies currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.88%. eHealth has a consensus target price of $18.33, indicating a potential downside of 24.46%. Given Kingstone Companies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Kingstone Companies is more favorable than eHealth.


Kingstone Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. eHealth does not pay a dividend. Kingstone Companies pays out 29.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Kingstone Companies and eHealth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kingstone Companies 11.52% 12.81% 4.97%
eHealth -3.44% -5.64% -4.50%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.7% of Kingstone Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.2% of eHealth shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Kingstone Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of eHealth shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Kingstone Companies has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, eHealth has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Kingstone Companies beats eHealth on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kingstone Companies Company Profile

Kingstone Companies, Inc. offers property and casualty insurance products to small businesses and individuals in New York State. The Company offers these products through its subsidiary, Kingstone Insurance Company (KICO). KICO is a licensed property and casualty insurance company. The Company operates through property and casualty insurances segment, which offers a range of property and casualty policies to its producers. The Company underwrites its business utilizing the CLUE industry claims database, insurance scoring reports, physical inspection of risks and other individual risk underwriting tools. It writes homeowners and dwelling fire business in New York City and Long Island. The Company’s product lines include personal lines, commercial liability, commercial automobile, livery physical damage and other. Its personal lines consist of homeowners, dwelling fire, renters, equipment breakdown and service line endorsements and personal umbrella policies.

eHealth Company Profile

eHealth, Inc. provides a private online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses. The Company is the parent company of eHealthInsurance, a private health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from various insurers side-by-side, and purchase and enroll in coverage online through its Websites (,,, and or telephonically through its customer care centers. The Company also offers various online and pharmacy-based tools to help seniors navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan, and enroll in plans online or telephonically. It markets the availability of individual and family, small business and ancillary health insurance plans of various insurance carriers through its e-commerce platforms ( and

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