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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Healthcare 5.34% 3.18% 2.43%
Envision Healthcare Competitors 4.56% 4.29% 4.73%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Envision Healthcare and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Envision Healthcare N/A N/A -147.28
Envision Healthcare Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 694.48

Envision Healthcare’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Envision Healthcare. Envision Healthcare 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

98.7% of Envision Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Envision Healthcare and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Healthcare 0 0 1 0 3.00
Envision Healthcare Competitors 57 325 507 9 2.52

Envision Healthcare presently has a consensus price target of $101.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.08%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 27.88%. Given Envision Healthcare’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Envision Healthcare is more favorable than its peers.

About Envision Healthcare

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a provider of healthcare services. The Company offers a range clinical solutions, including physician-led services, medical transportation, ambulatory services and post-acute services. The Company operates through three segments: physician services, medical transportation and ambulatory services. The physician services segment includes the Company’s hospital-based and non-hospital-based physician services business. The medical transportation segment includes the Company’s community-based medical transportation services, including emergency 911, non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster response services. The ambulatory services segment includes the Company’s ambulatory surgery business, which acquires, develops, owns and operates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians and health systems.

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