Comparing Clover Health Investments (CLOV) & Its Competitors

Clover Health Investments (NASDAQ:CLOVGet Rating) is one of 13 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospital & medical service plans” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Clover Health Investments to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Clover Health Investments has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its stock price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clover Health Investments’ peers have a beta of 1.04, meaning that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Clover Health Investments and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Clover Health Investments $1.47 billion -$587.76 million -2.17
Clover Health Investments Competitors $71.33 billion $2.57 billion 6.39

Clover Health Investments’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Clover Health Investments. Clover Health Investments 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Clover Health Investments and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clover Health Investments 3 3 2 0 1.88
Clover Health Investments Competitors 108 1135 2311 51 2.64

Clover Health Investments presently has a consensus target price of $6.38, suggesting a potential upside of 104.98%. As a group, “Hospital & medical service plans” companies have a potential upside of 2.93%. Given Clover Health Investments’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Clover Health Investments is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Clover Health Investments and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clover Health Investments -39.93% -97.71% -45.48%
Clover Health Investments Competitors -5.34% -3.70% -4.00%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.1% of Clover Health Investments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of shares of all “Hospital & medical service plans” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of shares of all “Hospital & medical service plans” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Clover Health Investments peers beat Clover Health Investments on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Clover Health Investments Company Profile (Get Rating)

Clover Health Investments, Corp. operates as a medicare advantage insurer in the United States. The company through its Clover Assistant, a software platform that provides preferred provider organization and health maintenance organization health plans for medicare-eligible consumers. It also focuses on non-insurance businesses. Clover Health Investments, Corp. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

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