Reviewing Goosehead Insurance (GSHD) and Its Competitors

Goosehead Insurance (NASDAQ: GSHD) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Goosehead Insurance to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Goosehead Insurance and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Goosehead Insurance -8.54% -23.68% 18.95%
Goosehead Insurance Competitors 7.10% 18.05% 9.00%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

77.1% of Goosehead Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.0% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by institutional investors. 67.5% of Goosehead Insurance shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.6% of shares of all “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Goosehead Insurance and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Goosehead Insurance 0 1 3 0 2.75
Goosehead Insurance Competitors 191 690 775 40 2.39

Goosehead Insurance currently has a consensus target price of $23.67, indicating a potential downside of 12.35%. As a group, “Insurance agents, brokers, & service” companies have a potential upside of 10.88%. Given Goosehead Insurance’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Goosehead Insurance has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Goosehead Insurance and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Goosehead Insurance $60.15 million -$8.90 million 135.00
Goosehead Insurance Competitors $13.74 billion $1.05 billion 32.85

Goosehead Insurance’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Goosehead Insurance. Goosehead Insurance is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About Goosehead Insurance

Goosehead Insurance, Inc. focuses on operating as a holding company for Goosehead Financial, LLC that provides personal lines insurance agency services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Corporate Channel and Franchise Channel. It offers various insurance products, including homeowner's insurance; auto insurance; other personal lines products, such as flood, wind, and earthquake insurance; excess liability or umbrella insurance; specialty lines insurance comprising motorcycle, recreational vehicle, and other insurance; commercial lines insurance consisting of general liability, property, and auto insurance for small businesses; and life insurance. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Westlake, Texas.

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