Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) is one of 14 public companies in the “Managed Health Care” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Anthem to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Anthem and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Anthem has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Anthem 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.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Anthem and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Anthem presently has a consensus target price of $192.53, indicating a potential downside of 8.90%. As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies have a potential downside of 2.67%. Given Anthem’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Anthem has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.8% of Anthem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Anthem 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Anthem has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anthem’s rivals have a beta of 0.76, meaning that their average stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Anthem and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Anthem pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Anthem pays out 25.3% 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 20.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Anthem has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Anthem rivals beat Anthem on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Anthem, Inc. is a health benefits company. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. It offers a spectrum of network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, including consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. It also provides an array of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs and other administrative services. It provides an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits and radiology benefit management.
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