Critical Contrast: Triple-S Management Corporation (GTS) and The Competition
Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS) 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 Triple-S Management Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.4% of Triple-S Management Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Triple-S Management Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Triple-S Management Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Triple-S Management Corporation||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Triple-S Management Corporation Competitors||79||883||1443||23||2.58|
Triple-S Management Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential downside of 16.70%. As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies have a potential downside of 3.11%. Given Triple-S Management Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Triple-S Management Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Triple-S Management Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Triple-S Management Corporation||$2.94 billion||$21.98 million||31.59|
|Triple-S Management Corporation Competitors||$52.70 billion||$3.80 billion||18.38|
Triple-S Management Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Triple-S Management Corporation. Triple-S Management Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Triple-S Management Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Triple-S Management Corporation||0.63%||0.19%||0.07%|
|Triple-S Management Corporation Competitors||1.70%||10.28%||3.36%|
Volatility & Risk
Triple-S Management Corporation has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Triple-S Management Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.76, indicating that their average share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Triple-S Management Corporation peers beat Triple-S Management Corporation on 12 of the 13 factors compared.
About Triple-S Management Corporation
Triple-S Management Corporation operates as a managed care company. The Company offers a range of managed care and related products in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. The Company’s segments include Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance. The Managed Care segment is engaged in the sale of managed care products to the Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid market sectors. The Life Insurance segment offers life and accident and health insurance coverage, and annuity products. The premiums for this segment are mainly subscribed through an internal sales force and a network of independent brokers and agents. The insurance products of Property and Casualty Insurance segment includes commercial package, commercial auto, and personal package. The premiums for this segment are originated through a network of independent insurance agents and brokers.
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