Comparing United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC) and Its Peers

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UIHC) is one of 92 public companies in the “Property & Casualty Insurance” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare United Insurance Holdings Corp. to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares United Insurance Holdings Corp. and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
United Insurance Holdings Corp. $559.34 million $28.75 million 788.00
United Insurance Holdings Corp. Competitors $11.75 billion $2.00 billion 35.04

United Insurance Holdings Corp.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than United Insurance Holdings Corp.. United Insurance Holdings Corp. 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.3% of United Insurance Holdings Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.9% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.6% of United Insurance Holdings Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

United Insurance Holdings Corp. has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Insurance Holdings Corp.’s rivals have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares United Insurance Holdings Corp. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
United Insurance Holdings Corp. 0.73% 4.99% 1.34%
United Insurance Holdings Corp. Competitors 10.15% 5.36% 2.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for United Insurance Holdings Corp. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
United Insurance Holdings Corp. 0 1 2 1 3.00
United Insurance Holdings Corp. Competitors 716 2521 2234 69 2.30

United Insurance Holdings Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $15.25, suggesting a potential downside of 3.24%. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies have a potential downside of 2.10%. Given United Insurance Holdings Corp.’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe United Insurance Holdings Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

United Insurance Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. United Insurance Holdings Corp. pays out 1,200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Property & Casualty Insurance” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 26.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

United Insurance Holdings Corp. rivals beat United Insurance Holdings Corp. on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

United Insurance Holdings Corp. Company Profile

United Insurance Holdings Corp. is a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies using a network of agents and a group of insurance subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance subsidiary is United Property & Casualty Insurance Company. Its other subsidiaries include United Insurance Management, L.C., the managing general agent that manages substantially all aspects of United Property & Casualty Insurance Company’s business; Skyway Claims Services, LLC, which provides services to its insurance affiliate; UPC Re, which provides a portion of the reinsurance protection purchased by its insurance affiliate. The Company’s principal product is homeowners’ insurance, which it offers in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Texas.

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