Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: SKH) and Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Genesis Healthcare and Civitas Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genesis Healthcare N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Civitas Solutions $1.44 billion 0.46 $147.66 million $0.46 38.81

Civitas Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Genesis Healthcare.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Genesis Healthcare and Civitas Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genesis Healthcare 0 0 0 0 N/A
Civitas Solutions 0 2 2 0 2.50

Civitas Solutions has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.06%. Given Civitas Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Civitas Solutions is more favorable than Genesis Healthcare.

Profitability

This table compares Genesis Healthcare and Civitas Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genesis Healthcare -6.02% N/A -5.85%
Civitas Solutions 1.19% 16.20% 2.27%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.4% of Civitas Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Civitas Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Civitas Solutions beats Genesis Healthcare on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Genesis Healthcare Company Profile

Genesis Healthcare, Inc. is a holding company that provides post-acute care. The Company operates through three segments: inpatient services, which includes the operation of skilled nursing facilities and assisted or senior living facilities; rehabilitation therapy services, which includes its integrated and third-party rehabilitation and respiratory therapy services, and all other services. As of December 31, 2016, the Company offered inpatient services through its network of 499 skilled nursing and assisted/senior living facilities across 34 states, consisting of 473 skilled nursing facilities and 26 stand-alone assisted/senior living facilities. Its services focus primarily on the medical and physical issues facing elderly patients and are provided by its skilled nursing companies, assisted or senior living communities, integrated and third-party rehabilitation therapy business, and other ancillary services.

Civitas Solutions Company Profile

Civitas Solutions, Inc. is a provider of home- and community-based health and human services to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical or behavioral disabilities and other special needs. The Company operates through two segments: Human Services and Post-Acute Specialty Rehabilitation Services (SRS). The Human Services segment provides home- and community-based human services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), youth with emotional, behavioral and/or medically complex challenges or at-risk youth (ARY), and elders. The SRS segment delivers healthcare and community-based health and human services to individuals having suffered acquired brain injury, spinal injuries, and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Within its SRS segment, its NeuroRestorative business unit is focused on rehabilitation and transitional living services, and its CareMeridian business unit is focused on the medically-intensive post-acute care services.

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