Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) Reaffirms Financial Outlook for Full Year 2017

Tampa, FL based Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) has delivered nine straight quarters of record revenue and adjusted earnings.

This week HIIQ reaffirmed its previously announced and revised full year 2017 guidance and expects to achieve the following results:

  • Revenue growth of 22% to 25% year-over-year ($225 million to $230 million);
  • Adjusted EBITDA growth of 41% to 51% year-over-year ($39 million to $42 million);
  • and Adjusted EPS growth of 29% to 38% ($1.45 to $1.55).

HIIQ is a market leader in developing innovative health insurance products that are affordable and meet the needs of millions of health insurance plan shoppers. HIIQ develops insurance products through partnerships with best-in-class insurance companies and markets them via its broad distribution network of licensed insurance agents across the nation. HII’s data-centric paperless business model is facilitated by its Consumer Division that provides real-time data used to identify opportunities and underserved needs in the health insurance market. HIIQ’s Consumer Division includes AgileHealthInsurance.com, a website for researching, comparing and purchasing Term Health insurance products and HealthPocket.com, an independently managed free website that compares and ranks all health insurance plans, and uses objective data to publish unbiased health insurance market analyses and other consumer advocacy research.

To learn more about HIIQ and track the companies progress, please Visit HIIQ’s Company Dedicated Page on Vista Partners’ Website by clicking here.

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. Highlights Strength of Business

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Keeps On Keepin’ On

The kids are back in school, and Congress and the Federal Reserve are back in session. The big news in September had to do with the Federal Reserve’s unwinding of its post-financial crisis monetary policy. At a two-day meeting this month, Fed members unanimously agreed to reduce their $4.5 trillion portfolio of bonds and other assets. Starting in October, they will curtail the practice of fully reinvesting the principal payments of maturing bonds into new bonds. As a first step, the Fed will allow $10 billion to roll off without reinvesting. Each month, they will add $10 billion to that total, maxing out at $50 billion a month.

How will this action play out? That’s uncertain. It’s like those ancient maps where people mapped out the edges of a territory while serpents and dragons exist on the fringes. There is no equivalent event in history. No one knows for sure what will happen. Perhaps one comparison is to the Savings and Loans crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. Between 1980 and 1984, the FDIC closed more than 1,600 banks that it insured, while others received FDIC financial assistance. In resolving the crisis, the federal government ended up appropriating $105 billion. But that amounted to only a fraction of the size of what the Fed is doing now.

The Economy Keeps on Keepin’ On

While Houston and Louisiana got battered by Hurricane Harry, Florida by Irma, and the Caribbean by Irma, Jose, and Maria, the anticipated market volatility in September didn’t occur. The economy appears to be growing at a moderate rate with price inflation and unemployment low remaining low. Some people are scratching their heads. “I can’t easily say I can easily point to a sufficient set of factors that explain this year why inflation has been as low,” Fed chair Janet Yellen said. In the months to come, weather-related disruptions may distort economic data, making it difficult to clarify the logic behind the numbers.

Even as investors anticipated the Fed’s decision, the markets kept plowing ahead. The three major stock indices hit record highs—the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 22,370.80; the S&P, 2,506.65; and the Nasdaq Composite, 6,641.32. And there remains room for optimism. Over at Blackstone, investing guru Byron Wien predicts that we won’t see bear market or a recession until at least 2019. He thinks strong earnings growth will continue to drive the market higher. Let’s hope he’s right!

On a Lighter Note

For avid runners, it’s time to gear up for San Francisco’s October 1, 2017 12K Bridge to Bridge Run and Expo. It’s your pick as to whether to run 5K or 12K on a scenic waterfront route from Justin Herman Plaza to a post-run party with food and music at the Marina Green.

Fleet Week kicks off on October 2 and includes Navy ship tours at the Marina Green, as well as band concerts, a Friday parade of ships under the Golden Gate Bridge, weekend air shows with the Blue Angels, and fireworks on Saturday.

 

And for country bluegrass lovers, mark October 6 to 8 on your calendars. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass presents 100 country and bluegrass acts on multiple stages with food sold by 50 vendors in Golden Gate Park. It’s free, thanks to the festival’s founder, Warren Hellman, an American private equity investor and co-founder of Hellman & Friedman, a multibillion-dollar private equity firm.

Click this link to view the balance of the Vista Partners September Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter,  which centers its focus on the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth companies.




Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) Presents “9 Straight Quarters of Record Revenue & Adjusted Earnings”

Tampa, FL based Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NasdaqCM: HIIQ) is a market leader in developing innovative health insurance products that are affordable and meet the needs of millions of health insurance plan shoppers. HIIQ develops insurance products through partnerships with best-in-class insurance companies and markets them via its broad distribution network of licensed insurance agents across the nation. HIIQ’s data-centric paperless business model is facilitated by its Consumer Division that provides real-time data used to identify opportunities and underserved needs in the health insurance market. HIIQ’s Consumer Division includes AgileHealthInsurance.com, a website for researching, comparing and purchasing Term Health insurance products and HealthPocket.com, an independently managed free website that compares and ranks all health insurance plans, and uses objective data to publish unbiased health insurance market analyses and other consumer advocacy research.

HIIQ’s Gavin Southwell, CEO and President and Michael Hershberger, CFO are presenting today, Monday, September 25, 2017, at the  Cantor Fitzgerald Global Healthcare Conference in New York City.  The presentation is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel.

HIIQ’s management will speak to their progress and will use their latest presentation that was recently filed via 8k and that can be accessed via the SEC website:  www.sec.gov. The presentation highlights among other progress that they have achieved (Slide 14) “9 Straight Quarters of Record Revenue & Adjusted Earnings”.

To learn more about HIIQ and track the companies progress, please Visit HIIQ’s Company Dedicated Page on Vista Partners’ Website by clicking here.

 




Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) To Present at Cantor Fitzgerald Global Healthcare Conference Monday September 25th In NYC!

Tampa, FL based Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NasdaqCM: HIIQ) is a market leader in developing innovative health insurance products that are affordable and meet the needs of millions of health insurance plan shoppers. HIIQ develops insurance products through partnerships with best-in-class insurance companies and markets them via its broad distribution network of licensed insurance agents across the nation. HII’s data-centric paperless business model is facilitated by its Consumer Division that provides real-time data used to identify opportunities and underserved needs in the health insurance market. HIIQ’s Consumer Division includes AgileHealthInsurance.com, a website for researching, comparing and purchasing Term Health insurance products and HealthPocket.com, an independently managed free website that compares and ranks all health insurance plans, and uses objective data to publish unbiased health insurance market analyses and other consumer advocacy research.

HIIQ’s Gavin Southwell, CEO and President and Michael Hershberger, CFO, will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald Global Healthcare Conference in New York City. The presentation is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel.

To Visit HIIQ’s Company Dedicated Page on Vista Partners’ Website, please click here.

Health Insurance Innovations to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald Global Healthcare Conference in New York

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14, 2017– Health Insurance Innovations, Inc., a leading developer, distributor, and cloud-based administrator of affordable health insurance and supplemental plans, announced today …..

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Yikes! Individual Health Insurance Policy Premiums Expected To Surge

Yikes! Yes Yikes! Individual health insurance policy premiums continue to rise as the options diminish as we move into 2018.   The group that makes up the vast majority that is squarely hit by this situation are early retirees, skilled tradespeople, musicians, self-employed professionals, & business owners. This group represents millions of Americans who do not qualify for any assistance and pay the full price of the insurance premium and the continuing hikes. I personally paid just over $1500/month for my family of four in 2016. In 2017 for the same family of four (knock on wood that we are relatively healthy) we are paying over $1800/month. I expect that by the time we start receiving our monthly bills in 2018 they will be for an amountnorth of $2000…This is a problem and it is also an opportunity.

One of the companies that are covered in the Vista Partners’ Coverage Universe and that has benefited from this trend is Tampa, FL based Health Insurance Innovations (NasdaqGM: HIIQ) which operates as a developer, distributor, and administrator of cloud-based individual health and family insurance plans, and supplemental products in the United States. In fact, their stock has gone from a 52-week low of $4 to a recent high of $37.38. They have continued to exceed revenue and earnings expectations over the last year and obviously, the market has liked it.

On Friday, HIIQ’s dropped down to $27.40 but firmed up through the day and closed at $31. This drop in share price came post the Trump admin coming out Thursday stating they want to “stabilize the ACA market” but unfortunately offered no plans. I believe the assumption and reaction is that this would be negative for HIIQ’s business, however,  this may be actually positive with higher premiums and fewer options coming forward as a result.   In fact, individual health insurance policy seekers would likely be forced to seek less costly alternatives like HIIQ provides.

Note that Canaccord Genuity issued an update on Friday and stated that this pullback was an opportunity to get in at an interesting entry point and has a price target of $39 a share. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued an update report Friday and stated that the weakness in the shares is “unfounded” and maintained their $38 target price and further stated that it also believed this Trump admin action could actually be a positive development for HIIQ.

I tend to agree with both groups and added significantly to my position!

Please visit the Dedicated Company Page for HIIQ located within the Vista Partners Coverage Pages in order to gain a greater understanding of this opportunity and to discover others.

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“Hot! Hot! Hot!” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update Sept.1, 2017

Vista Partners new Weekly Market Update for Week Ending September 2017 called “Hot! Hot! Hot!” includes a quick overview & results of the markets for the week written by Managing Director John F. Heerdink, Jr. and news, trending videos from Vista Partners Coverage Universe that includes all components of the Dow 30 and a Select Group of Emerging Growth Companies and beyond. The Weekly Market Update is targeted to be published on the Vista Partners website and emailed out to all registered by every Saturday. Please take a few seconds to register to receive this free publication directly to your email weekly and to be to download the current newsletter in pdf form now at the “newsletters” section of the Vista partners website www.vistapglobal.com.

Vista Partners also hosts dedicated pages for the Coverage Universe that can assist in gaining greater understanding with the goal of becoming a better investor and is updated regularly.

We hope you enjoy and thank you for your continued attention.

Based in San Francisco, CA Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) was founded in 2005 and is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of California. Vista seeks to invest partner capital with a global perspective across all sectors, provide advice to issuers regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives, while providing a platform for all to discover timely and relevant insights and information to foster further evaluation & understanding with a goal of becoming a better investor.

Issuers may contact Vista Partners at inquiries@vistapglobal.com to request a conference call with Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr., so that he may consider conducting the necessary review and due diligence that could lead to their company’s inclusion in the Vista Partners’ Coverage Universe.




Let’s Catch Up! Read Vista Partners Weekly Market Update for Week Ending August 18, 2017

Vista Partners new Weekly Market Update for Week Ending August 18, 2017 includes a quick overview & results of the markets for the week written by Managing Director John F. Heerdink, Jr. and news, trending videos from Vista Partners Coverage Universe that includes all components of the Dow 30 and a Select Group of Emerging Growth Companies and beyond. The Weekly Market Update is targeted to be published on the Vista Partners website and emailed out to all registered by every Saturday. Please take a few seconds to register to receive this free publication directly to your email weekly and to be to download the current newsletter in pdf form now at the “newsletters” section of the Vista partners website www.vistapglobal.com.

Vista Partners also hosts dedicated pages for the Coverage Universe that can assist in gaining greater understanding with the goal of becoming a better investor and is updated regularly.

We hope you enjoy and thank you for your continued attention.

Based in San Francisco, CA Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) was founded in 2005 and is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of California. Vista seeks to invest partner capital with a global perspective across all sectors, provide advice to issuers regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives, while providing a platform for all to discover timely and relevant insights and information to foster further evaluation & understanding with a goal of becoming a better investor.

Issuers may contact Vista Partners at inquiries@vistapglobal.com to request a conference call with Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr., so that he may consider conducting the necessary review and due diligence that could lead to their company’s inclusion in the Vista Partners’ Coverage Universe.




It’s Time to Read Vista Partners Weekly Market Update for Week Ending August 4, 2017

Yes. It’s time to get caught up this week and Vista Partners aims to assist as we have published our Weekly Market Update for Week Ending August 4, 2017 includes a quick overview & results of the markets for the week written by Managing Director John F. Heerdink, Jr. and news, trending videos from Vista Partners Coverage Universe that includes all components of the Dow 30 and a Select Group of Emerging Growth Companies and beyond. The Weekly Market Update is targeted to be published on the Vista Partners website and emailed out to all registered members every Saturday. Please take a few seconds to register to receive this free publication directly to your email weekly and to be to download the current newsletter in pdf form now at the “newsletters” section of the Vista partners website www.vistapglobal.com. It’s FREE and EASY!

Vista Partners also hosts dedicated company pages for the Coverage Universe that can assist in gaining greater understanding with the goal of becoming a better investor and is updated regularly. The Coverage Universe includes all companies in the Dow 30 and a Select Group of Emerging Growth Companies that we think you will find interesting.

We hope you enjoy and thank you for your continued attention.

Based in San Francisco, CA Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) was founded in 2005 and is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of California. Vista seeks to invest partner capital with a global perspective across all sectors, provide advice to issuers regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives, while providing a platform for all to discover timely and relevant insights and information to foster further evaluation & understanding with a goal of becoming a better investor.

Issuers may contact Vista Partners at inquiries@vistapglobal.com  to request a conference call with Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr., so that he may consider conducting the necessary review and due diligence that could lead to their company’s inclusion in the Vista Partners’ Coverage Universe. We look forward to hearing from you!




Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) Reports Record Q2 Results & Revises Upward!

Tampa, Florida-based Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ), a leading developer, distributor, and cloud-based administrator of affordable health insurance and supplemental plans is one of the best-performing stocks that Vista Partners has covered over the last year. Shares of HIIQ achieved another new all-time 52-week high trading at $29.25 recently. The 52- week low is $3.83.

Today HIIQ reported record Q2 2017 results and revised 2017 guidance metrics upwards. The record results were reported as follows:
-Record Revenue was $61.8 million, up 39% YOY,
-Diluted earnings per share was $0.35, up 46% YOY
-Record Adjusted Earnings per Share of $0.46, up 70% YOY
-Record Policies in force totaled approximately 359,500, up 39% YOY

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results

Revised 2017 Guidance Metrics Upwards Record Revenue of $61.8 million, up 39% YOY Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.35, up 46% YOY Record Adjusted Earnings per Share of $0.46, up 70% YOY Record Policies …..

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Have you Read Vista Partners Weekly Market Update for Week Ending May 12, 2017?

Vista Partners new Weekly Market Update for Week Ending May 12, 2017 has just been published. The Weekly Update includes a quick overview & results of the markets for the week written by Managing Director John F. Heerdink, Jr. and news & trending videos Vista Partners Coverage Universe that includes all components of the Dow30 and A Select Group of Emerging Growth Companies and beyond. The Weekly Market Update is targeted to be published on the Vista Partners website and emailed out to all registered by 8am pacific every Saturday. Please take a few seconds to register to receive this free publication directly to your email.

Vista Partners website www.vistapglobal.com also hosts dedicated pages for the Coverage Universe that can assist in gaining greater understanding  with the goal of becoming a better investor and is updated regularly.

We hope you enjoy and thank you for your continued attention.

Based in San Francisco, CA Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) was founded in 2005 and is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of California. Vista seeks to invest partner capital with a global perspective across all sectors, provide advice to issuers regarding fundamental development, corporate governance and capital market directives, while providing a platform for all to discover timely and relevant insights and information to foster further evaluation & understanding with a goal of becoming a better investor.