AMERIGROUP (NYSE: AGP) and Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) are both hospitals, clinics & primary care services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for AMERIGROUP and Envision Healthcare Corp, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Healthcare Corp 0 0 1 0 3.00

Envision Healthcare Corp has a consensus target price of $101.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.08%. Given Envision Healthcare Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare Corp is more favorable than AMERIGROUP.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AMERIGROUP and Envision Healthcare Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A N/A $2.56 4.45
Envision Healthcare Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.46) -147.28

Envision Healthcare Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AMERIGROUP, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares AMERIGROUP and Envision Healthcare Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Healthcare Corp 5.34% 3.18% 2.43%


Envision Healthcare Corp beats AMERIGROUP on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


AMERIGROUP Corporation is a multi-state managed healthcare company focused on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through publicly funded healthcare programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid expansion programs and Medicare Advantage. The Company offers a continuum of care management, including disease management, pharmacy integration, centralized telephonic case management, in-person case management within healthcare facilities, and home visit case management for some of its members. As of December 31, 2011, the Company provided a number of healthcare products to approximately 2,024,000 members. Effective February 1, 2012, it provides managed care services in Louisiana. On May 1, 2012, it acquired Health Plus. In November 2012, the Company sold its Virginia health plan to Inova Health System Foundation. In December 2012, WellPoint Inc acquired the Company.

About Envision Healthcare Corp

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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