Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookdale Senior Living $4.19 billion 0.64 $808.61 million ($2.60) -5.53
Capital Senior Living Corporation $452.54 million 0.93 $77.27 million ($1.50) -9.66

Brookdale Senior Living has higher revenue and earnings than Capital Senior Living Corporation. Capital Senior Living Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brookdale Senior Living, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookdale Senior Living 1 0 5 0 2.67
Capital Senior Living Corporation 0 2 1 0 2.33

Brookdale Senior Living presently has a consensus price target of $19.33, indicating a potential upside of 34.35%. Capital Senior Living Corporation has a consensus price target of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.93%. Given Capital Senior Living Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Capital Senior Living Corporation is more favorable than Brookdale Senior Living.

Profitability

This table compares Brookdale Senior Living and Capital Senior Living Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookdale Senior Living -9.77% 13.22% 3.14%
Capital Senior Living Corporation -9.66% -4.35% -0.45%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.2% of Capital Senior Living Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Brookdale Senior Living shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of Capital Senior Living Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Brookdale Senior Living has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital Senior Living Corporation has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Brookdale Senior Living beats Capital Senior Living Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brookdale Senior Living Company Profile

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. operates senior living communities in the United States. The Company operates independent living, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement centers (CCRCs). It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers; Assisted Living; CCRCs-Rental; Brookdale Ancillary Services and Management Services. The Retirement Centers segment includes owned or leased communities for middle to upper income seniors. The Assisted Living segment includes owned or leased communities that offer housing and round the clock assistance with activities of daily life to mid-acuity frail and elderly residents. The CCRCs-Rental segment includes leased communities that offer living arrangements to accommodate physical ability and health. The Brookdale Ancillary Services segment includes outpatient therapy, home health and hospice services, as well as education and wellness programs. The Management Services segment includes communities operated by it.

Capital Senior Living Corporation Company Profile

Capital Senior Living Corporation is an operator of senior housing communities in the United States. The Company provides senior living services to the elderly, including independent living and assisted living services, and provides home care services at one of its communities. Its continuum of care integrates independent living and assisted living and is bridged by home care through independent home care agencies or its home care agency, sustains residents’ autonomy and independence based on their physical and mental abilities. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 129 senior housing communities in 23 states with an aggregate capacity of approximately 16,500 residents, including 79 senior housing communities, which it owned and 50 senior housing communities it leased. As of December 31, 2016, it also operated one home care agency. It offers assisted living care and services, including personal care services, around the clock staffing, support services and supplemental services.

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