Healthways (NASDAQ: TVTY) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Healthways to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Healthways and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Healthways 0 1 5 0 2.83
Healthways Competitors 57 325 506 9 2.52

Healthways presently has a consensus price target of $45.83, indicating a potential upside of 30.58%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 29.79%. Given Healthways’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Healthways is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Healthways has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Healthways’ peers have a beta of 1.58, suggesting that their average stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Healthways and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Healthways $501.00 million -$129.11 million 23.72
Healthways Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 690.69

Healthways’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Healthways. Healthways 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Healthways 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Healthways and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Healthways 11.45% 30.23% 11.10%
Healthways Competitors 4.56% 4.29% 4.73%

Summary

Healthways peers beat Healthways on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Healthways

Tivity Health, Inc., formerly Healthways, Inc., is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans. The Company also offers Prime fitness, a fitness facility access program, through commercial health plans, employers and insurance exchanges. Its national network of fitness centers delivers both SilverSneakers and Prime fitness. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fitness networks encompassed approximately 16,000 participating locations and more than 1,000 alternative locations that provide classes outside of traditional fitness centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s WholeHealth Living network included over 88,000 complementary, alternative, and physical medicine practitioners to serve individuals through health plans.

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