Contrasting BioScrip (BIOS) & Its Competitors
BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare BioScrip to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.
This table compares BioScrip and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares BioScrip and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BioScrip||$935.59 million||-$41.50 million||-4.37|
|BioScrip Competitors||$1.06 billion||-$22.56 million||760.79|
BioScrip’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than BioScrip. BioScrip is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
BioScrip has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioScrip’s peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
84.7% of BioScrip shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of BioScrip shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BioScrip and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BioScrip presently has a consensus price target of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 38.38%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.31%. Given BioScrip’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BioScrip is more favorable than its peers.
BioScrip peers beat BioScrip on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
BioScrip Company Profile
BioScrip, Inc. is engaged in providing infusion solutions. The Company partners with physicians, hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide patients access to post-acute care services. The Company operates through Infusion Services segment. The Company operates through approximately 70 service locations in over 30 states. The Company offers home infusion services to provide clinical management services and the delivery of prescription medications. The Company provides services in coordination with, and under the direction of, the patient’s physician. The Company’s multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and respiratory therapists, work with the physician to develop a plan of care suited to the patient’s specific needs. Its platform provides service capabilities to deliver clinical management services that offer patients a community-based and home-based care environment.
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