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

Volatility & Risk

Quorum Health has a beta of 7.53, meaning that its stock price is 653% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quorum Health’s rivals have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.7% of Quorum Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Quorum Health shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Quorum Health and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quorum Health 1 3 0 0 1.75
Quorum Health Competitors 58 326 511 9 2.52

Quorum Health currently has a consensus target price of $3.88, suggesting a potential downside of 11.53%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.21%. Given Quorum Health’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Quorum Health has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quorum Health -8.28% -38.34% -3.34%
Quorum Health Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Quorum Health and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quorum Health $2.42 billion -$347.68 million -0.70
Quorum Health Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 752.74

Quorum Health has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Quorum Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Quorum Health rivals beat Quorum Health on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Quorum Health

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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