Premier (PINC) vs. Its Competitors Critical Comparison
Premier (NASDAQ: PINC) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Premier to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Premier and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Premier||$1.45 billion||$113.42 million||-7.11|
|Premier Competitors||$1.06 billion||-$22.56 million||689.18|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
38.3% of Premier shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.5% of Premier shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Premier and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Premier currently has a consensus target price of $37.75, indicating a potential upside of 26.76%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.49%. Given Premier’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Premier is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares Premier and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Premier has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, suggesting that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Premier beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Premier, Inc. is a healthcare improvement company. The Company is uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 United States hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. The Company operates healthcare group purchasing organizations and also provides integrated data and analytics, supply chain solutions, advisory services, performance improvement collaborative and other services. The Company plays a role in the healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.
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