Financial Analysis: Birner Dental Mgmt Services (BDMS) versus U.S. Physical Therapy (USPH)
Birner Dental Mgmt Services (OTCMKTS:BDMS) and U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
U.S. Physical Therapy pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Birner Dental Mgmt Services does not pay a dividend. U.S. Physical Therapy pays out 44.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. U.S. Physical Therapy has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Birner Dental Mgmt Services and U.S. Physical Therapy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Birner Dental Mgmt Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|U.S. Physical Therapy||0||4||0||0||2.00|
U.S. Physical Therapy has a consensus price target of $106.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.23%. Given U.S. Physical Therapy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe U.S. Physical Therapy is more favorable than Birner Dental Mgmt Services.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
97.6% of U.S. Physical Therapy shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.4% of Birner Dental Mgmt Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of U.S. Physical Therapy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Birner Dental Mgmt Services and U.S. Physical Therapy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Birner Dental Mgmt Services||-4.93%||N/A||-17.94%|
|U.S. Physical Therapy||5.58%||17.64%||8.56%|
Risk and Volatility
Birner Dental Mgmt Services has a beta of -0.91, indicating that its share price is 191% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Physical Therapy has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Birner Dental Mgmt Services and U.S. Physical Therapy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Birner Dental Mgmt Services||$60.71 million||0.32||-$2.64 million||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. Physical Therapy||$414.05 million||3.54||$22.25 million||$2.08||55.53|
U.S. Physical Therapy has higher revenue and earnings than Birner Dental Mgmt Services.
U.S. Physical Therapy beats Birner Dental Mgmt Services on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Birner Dental Mgmt Services
Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. provides business services to dental practices in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. It offers general dentistry services, including crowns and bridges; fillings, such as gold, porcelain, and composite inlays/onlays; implants; and aesthetic procedures, which include porcelain veneers and bleaching. The company also provides cleanings and periodontal services comprising root planing and scaling; and specialty dental services consisting of orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatrics, endodontics, and periodontics. It serves dentists, patients, and third-party payors. As of December 31, 2017, the company managed 68 offices, including 47 in Colorado, 11 in New Mexico, and 10 in Arizona under the PERFECT TEETH name. Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
About U.S. Physical Therapy
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers, and neurological-related injuries. It provides workforce performance solutions, including onsite injury prevention and rehabilitation, performance optimization and ergonomic assessments for Fortune 500 companies, and other clients comprising insurers and their contractors. As of March 13, 2018, it operated 579 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 42 states; and managed 28 physical therapy facilities for unaffiliated third parties, including hospitals and physician groups. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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