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How to buy HCI Group stock | $122.95

Learn how to easily invest in HCI Group stock.

HCI Group Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. HCI Group shares (HCI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HCI Group employs 436 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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HCI Group stock price (NYSE: HCI)

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HCI Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$122.95
52-week range$45.53 - $139.32
50-day moving average $114.90
200-day moving average $95.20
Wall St. target price$105.00
PE ratio 37.7608
Dividend yield $1.6 (1.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.27

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HCI Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $122.95 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) -8.21%
1 month (2021-09-17) 13.77%
3 months (2021-07-19) 28.21%
6 months (2021-04-19) 64.11%
1 year (2020-10-19) 163.56%
2 years (2019-10-18) 196.34%
3 years (2018-10-19) 183.43%
5 years (2016-10-19) 324.55%

Is HCI Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing HCI Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HCI Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

HCI Group's P/E ratio

HCI Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, HCI Group shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

HCI Group's PEG ratio

HCI Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into HCI Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

HCI Group's EBITDA

HCI Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a HCI Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

HCI Group financials

Revenue TTM $333.7 million
Operating margin TTM 3.78%
Gross profit TTM $59.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.8%
Return on equity TTM 11.72%
Profit margin 7.84%
Book value $26.21
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HCI Group shares

There are currently 878,574 HCI Group shares held short by investors – that's known as HCI Group's "short interest". This figure is 17.6% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting HCI Group shares can be evaluated.

HCI Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HCI Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HCI Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HCI Group shares traded daily (recently around 57087.329434698). HCI Group's SIR currently stands at 15.39. In other words for every 100,000 HCI Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15390 shares are currently held short.

However HCI Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HCI Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable HCI Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HCI Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HCI Group shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1333% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HCI Group shares, roughly 133 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against HCI Group.

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HCI Group share dividends

59%

Dividend payout ratio: 59.26% of net profits

Recently HCI Group has paid out, on average, around 59.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HCI Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HCI Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

HCI Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

HCI Group's most recent dividend payout was on 16 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

HCI Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HCI Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $45.5312 up to $139.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HCI.US volatility(beta: 0.72)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while HCI Group's is 0.7238. This would suggest that HCI Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

HCI Group overview

HCI Group, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty insurance, reinsurance, real estate, and information technology businesses in Florida. It provides residential insurance products, such as homeowners insurance, flood insurance, and wind-only insurance to homeowners, condominium owners, and tenants, as well as offers reinsurance programs. The company also owns and operates waterfront properties and retail shopping centres, and an office building, as well as commercial properties for investment purposes. In addition, it designs and develops web-based applications and products for mobile devices, including SAMS, Harmony, and ClaimColony applications. The company was formerly known as Homeowners Choice, Inc. and changed its name to HCI Group, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of HCI Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 24.636% of HCI Group shares are held by insiders and 63.654% by institutions.
How many people work for HCI Group?
Latest data suggests 436 work at HCI Group.
When does the fiscal year end for HCI Group?
HCI Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is HCI Group based?
HCI Group's address is: 5300 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL, United States, 33607
What is HCI Group's ISIN number?
HCI Group's international securities identification number is: US40416E1038
What is HCI Group's CUSIP number?
HCI Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 40416E103

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