Waterdrop (WDH) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Waterdrop and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Waterdrop 0 1 3 0 2.75
Waterdrop Competitors 273 1146 1252 49 2.40

Waterdrop presently has a consensus target price of $8.17, indicating a potential upside of 448.10%. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 28.32%. Given Waterdrop’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Waterdrop is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Waterdrop and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Waterdrop $503.08 million -$247.01 million -1.24
Waterdrop Competitors $9.41 billion $813.93 million 25.87

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.

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%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

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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