Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) and Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ:ACHC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acadia Healthcare Company has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Acadia Healthcare Company’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited $66.87 million 2.45 $2.98 million ($0.67) -5.60
Acadia Healthcare Company $2.87 billion 1.51 $585.16 million $0.17 290.49

Acadia Healthcare Company has higher revenue and earnings than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited. Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acadia Healthcare Company, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.7% of Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.5% of Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of Acadia Healthcare Company shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Acadia Healthcare Company’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A
Acadia Healthcare Company 0.53% 8.89% 3.20%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Acadia Healthcare Company, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
Acadia Healthcare Company 0 3 7 1 2.82

Acadia Healthcare Company has a consensus target price of $57.82, indicating a potential upside of 17.09%. Given Acadia Healthcare Company’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Acadia Healthcare Company is more favorable than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited.

Summary

Acadia Healthcare Company beats Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited Company Profile

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited is engaged in the leasing of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment, the provision of management services to hospitals. The Company is also engaged in hospital operations. The Company’s segments are network and premium cancer hospital. The Company operates a network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China. Its network consists of approximately 130 cooperative centers based in over 70 hospitals, spanning approximately 60 cities across 25 provinces and administrative regions in China. Its network includes approximately 60 radiotherapy centers and over 60 diagnostic imaging centers and approximately seven centers. The Company’s cooperative centers are equipped with a primary unit of medical equipment, such as a linear accelerator, head gamma knife system, body gamma knife system, positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.

Acadia Healthcare Company Company Profile

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. is a provider of behavioral healthcare services, with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company focuses on acquiring and developing behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Facilities and U.K. Facilities. The Company is engaged in operating acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and facilities providing outpatient behavioral healthcare services. As of December 31, 2016, the U.S. Facilities segment included 208 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 8,500 beds in 39 states and Puerto Rico, and the U.K. Facilities segment included 365 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 8,600 beds in the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operated 573 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 17,100 beds in 39 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.

Receive News & Ratings for Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.