Head-To-Head Contrast: Humana (HUM) versus Its Rivals
Humana (NYSE: HUM) is one of 14 public companies in the “Managed Health Care” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Humana to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.
This table compares Humana and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Humana has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Humana’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, suggesting that their average share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.5% of Humana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Humana shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Humana and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Humana currently has a consensus price target of $253.11, suggesting a potential downside of 2.26%. As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies have a potential downside of 4.00%. Given Humana’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Humana is more favorable than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Humana and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Humana||$53.87 billion||$2.66 billion||21.14|
|Humana Competitors||$52.70 billion||$3.80 billion||18.44|
Humana has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Humana is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Humana pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Humana pays out 13.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.9% and pay out 20.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Humana has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Humana beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.
Humana Company Profile
Humana Inc. is a health and well-being company. The Company’s segments include Retail, Group and Specialty, Healthcare Services and Individual Commercial. The Retail segment consists of Medicare benefits, as well as individual commercial fully insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health and financial protection products. The Group and Specialty segment consists of employer group commercial fully insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health. The Healthcare Services segment includes services offered to its health plan members, as well as to third parties, including pharmacy solutions, provider services, home-based services and clinical programs, as well as services and capabilities to manage population health. The Individual Commercial segment includes Individual Commercial products marketed under the HumanaOne brand.
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