NasdaqGS:EHTH

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

eHealth, Inc. provides private health insurance exchange services to individuals, families, and small businesses in the United States and China.


Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record with moderate growth potential.

Share Price & News

How has eHealth's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EHTH's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.8%

EHTH

-4.0%

US Insurance

-4.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

110.6%

EHTH

13.0%

US Insurance

14.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: EHTH exceeded the US Insurance industry which returned 13% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EHTH exceeded the US Market which returned 14% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

EHTHIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.8%-4.0%-4.2%
30 Day-3.7%0.04%-1.8%
90 Day31.7%1.0%2.6%
1 Year110.6%110.6%15.7%13.0%16.3%14.0%
3 Year982.6%982.6%30.6%20.5%43.2%34.0%
5 Year1196.7%1196.7%66.4%46.4%65.9%47.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is eHealth's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is eHealth undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

40.93x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EHTH's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate EHTH's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EHTH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.9x) compared to the Insurance industry average (13.1x).

PE vs Market: EHTH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.9x) compared to the US market (17.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: EHTH is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EHTH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.4x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

How is eHealth forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

14.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: EHTH's forecast earnings growth (14.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: EHTH's earnings (14.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: EHTH's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: EHTH's revenue (17.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EHTH's revenue (17.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: EHTH's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.9%).


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Past Performance

How has eHealth performed over the past 5 years?

51.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EHTH has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: EHTH's current net profit margins (13.2%) are higher than last year (0.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EHTH has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 51% per year.

Accelerating Growth: EHTH's earnings growth over the past year (27653.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (51% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: EHTH earnings growth over the past year (27653.9%) exceeded the Insurance industry 32.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: EHTH's Return on Equity (12.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is eHealth's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: EHTH has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if EHTH's debt is covered by short term assets.


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: EHTH's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if EHTH has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: EHTH reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if EHTH has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: EHTH has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if EHTH has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

What is eHealth's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate EHTH's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate EHTH's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EHTH's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EHTH's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EHTH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Scott Flanders (63yo)

3.8yrs

Tenure

US$3,498,356

Compensation

Mr. Scott N. Flanders, J.D., has been Chief Executive Officer of eSkye Solutions, Inc. since May 2016 and as its Director since February 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Flanders served as the Chief Executive Offi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD3.50M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.91M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Scott Flanders
CEO & Director3.8yrsUS$3.50m1.02% $27.9m
Derek Yung
Senior VP & CFO1.7yrsUS$2.68m0.15% $4.1m
David Francis
Chief Operating Officer3.3yrsUS$1.73m1.06% $28.9m
Timothy Hannan
Chief Marketing Officer2.7yrsUS$1.11m0.099% $2.7m
Robert Hurley
President of Carrier & Business Development2.1yrsUS$888.48k0.50% $13.6m
Ian Kalin
Chief Technology Officer1.9yrsno data0.078% $2.1m
Kate Sidorovich
Vice President of Investor Relations12.1yrsno datano data
Scott Giesler
Senior VP0yrsno datano data
Dave Nicklaus
Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations0yrsno datano data
Christina Hoffman
Senior VP & Chief People Officer2.1yrsno datano data

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

49yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: EHTH's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Scott Flanders
CEO & Director3.8yrsUS$3.50m1.02% $27.9m
Dale Wolf
Independent Director0.5yrsno data0.013% $356.0k
Michael Goldberg
Independent Director20.7yrsUS$227.93k0.39% $10.6m
Beth Brooke
Independent Director0.5yrsno data0.0059% $162.0k
Randall Livingston
Independent Director11.2yrsUS$228.93k0.22% $6.2m
Jack Oliver
Independent Director14.2yrsUS$217.93k0.14% $3.7m
Andrea Brimmer
Independent Director1.2yrsUS$147.75kno data

11.2yrs

Average Tenure

62yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: EHTH's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 19.6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

eHealth, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: eHealth, Inc.
  • Ticker: EHTH
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: US$2.741b
  • Shares outstanding: 23.10m
  • Website: https://www.ehealthinsurance.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • eHealth, Inc.
  • 2625 Augustine Drive
  • Second Floor
  • Santa Clara
  • California
  • 95054
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EHTHNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 2006
M5VDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 2006

Biography

eHealth, Inc. provides private health insurance exchange services to individuals, families, and small businesses in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Medicare; and Individual, Family and Small Business. Its e-commerce platforms organize and present health insurance information in various formats that enable individuals, families, and small businesses to research, analyze, compare, and purchase a range of health insurance plans. The company’s Medicare-related health insurance plans include Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare part D prescription drug plans; and ancillary products, including dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability insurance plans. It markets health insurance plans through its Websites, such as eHealth.com, eHealthInsurance.com, eHealthMedicare.com, Medicare.com, PlanPrescriber.com, and GoMedigap.com, as well as through a network of marketing partners. The company also licenses its health insurance e-commerce technology that enables health insurance carriers and agents to market and distribute health insurance plans online; and provides online sponsorship and advertising services. eHealth, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 00:20
End of Day Share Price2020/02/24 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.