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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.9% of Quorum Health Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Quorum Health Corporation 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Quorum Health Corporation has a beta of 8.72, meaning that its share price is 772% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quorum Health Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.58, meaning that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quorum Health Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Quorum Health Corporation $2.42 billion -$347.68 million -0.74
Quorum Health Corporation Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 679.59

Quorum Health Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Quorum Health Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares Quorum Health Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quorum Health Corporation -8.28% -38.34% -3.34%
Quorum Health Corporation Competitors 4.55% 3.58% 4.36%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Quorum Health Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quorum Health Corporation 1 3 0 0 1.75
Quorum Health Corporation Competitors 57 324 506 9 2.52

Quorum Health Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $3.88, indicating a potential downside of 16.49%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 31.97%. Given Quorum Health Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Quorum Health Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Quorum Health Corporation peers beat Quorum Health Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Quorum Health Corporation Company Profile

Quorum Health Corporation is an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Hospital operations, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, and hospital management advisory and consulting services, which includes Quorum Health Resources, LLC (QHR). It operates QHR, which is a hospital management advisory and consulting services that provides services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. Its hospitals and its affiliated businesses offer services, such as general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery and rehabilitation services.

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