Civitas Solutions (NYSE: CIVI) and Omnicare (NYSE:OCR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Civitas Solutions and Omnicare, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Civitas Solutions 0 0 2 0 3.00
Omnicare 0 0 0 0 N/A

Civitas Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 34.56%. Given Civitas Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Civitas Solutions is more favorable than Omnicare.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.5% of Civitas Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Civitas Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Civitas Solutions and Omnicare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Civitas Solutions 1.35% 17.01% 2.51%
Omnicare 1.96% 5.37% 2.20%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Civitas Solutions and Omnicare’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Civitas Solutions $1.41 billion 0.50 $9.18 million $0.53 35.75
Omnicare N/A N/A N/A $1.63 60.06

Civitas Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Omnicare. Civitas Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Omnicare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Civitas Solutions beats Omnicare on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Civitas Solutions Company Profile

Civitas Solutions, Inc. is a provider of home- and community-based health and human services to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical or behavioral disabilities and other special needs. The Company operates through two segments: Human Services and Post-Acute Specialty Rehabilitation Services (SRS). The Human Services segment provides home- and community-based human services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), youth with emotional, behavioral and/or medically complex challenges or at-risk youth (ARY), and elders. The SRS segment delivers healthcare and community-based health and human services to individuals having suffered acquired brain injury, spinal injuries, and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Within its SRS segment, its NeuroRestorative business unit is focused on rehabilitation and transitional living services, and its CareMeridian business unit is focused on the medically-intensive post-acute care services.

Omnicare Company Profile

Omnicare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that specializes in the management of complex pharmaceutical care. The Company operates two primary businesses, Long-Term Care Group (LTC) and Specialty Care Group (SCG), each serving different customer populations. Through LTC, the Company is a provider of pharmaceuticals and related pharmacy and ancillary services to long-term care facilities, as well as chronic care facilities and other settings. As of December 31, 2014, LTC provided pharmacy services in the United States in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The Specialty Care Group (SCG) operates across a spectrum of the healthcare continuum, serving the needs of biopharmaceutical manufacturers, physicians, nurses, caregivers and patients. Its SCG services are primarily focused on the specialty pharmaceutical market and incorporate four platforms: brand support services, supply chain solutions, patient support services and specialty pharmacy.

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