Comparing Waterdrop (WDH) and Its Rivals

Waterdrop (NYSE:WDHGet Rating) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Waterdrop to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Waterdrop shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.9% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.3% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Waterdrop and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Waterdrop -49.04% -68.93% -28.31%
Waterdrop Competitors 2.12% 13.89% 2.82%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Waterdrop and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Waterdrop 0 1 3 0 2.75
Waterdrop Competitors 272 1140 1247 49 2.40

Waterdrop currently has a consensus target price of $8.17, suggesting a potential upside of 437.28%. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 26.72%. Given Waterdrop’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Waterdrop is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Waterdrop and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Waterdrop $503.08 million -$247.01 million -1.27
Waterdrop Competitors $9.41 billion $813.93 million 27.79

Waterdrop’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Waterdrop. Waterdrop 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.

Summary

Waterdrop peers beat Waterdrop on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Waterdrop (Get Rating)

Waterdrop Inc. provides online insurance brokerage services to match and connect users with related insurance products underwritten by insurance companies in the People's Republic of China. It operates medical crowdfunding and mutual aid platforms. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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