Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ: GTIV) and Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Gentiva Health Services and Addus HomeCare Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gentiva Health Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Addus HomeCare Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00

Addus HomeCare Corporation has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential downside of 20.21%. Given Addus HomeCare Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Addus HomeCare Corporation is more favorable than Gentiva Health Services.

Profitability

This table compares Gentiva Health Services and Addus HomeCare Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gentiva Health Services 1.71% N/A 2.76%
Addus HomeCare Corporation 3.94% 10.29% 6.79%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.6% of Addus HomeCare Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 35.8% of Addus HomeCare Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gentiva Health Services and Addus HomeCare Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gentiva Health Services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Addus HomeCare Corporation $409.69 million 1.05 $31.98 million $1.41 26.67

Addus HomeCare Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Gentiva Health Services.

Summary

Addus HomeCare Corporation beats Gentiva Health Services on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gentiva Health Services Company Profile

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is engaged in providing home health services and hospice services. The Company provides home health and hospice services to more than 350,000 patients from more than 420 community locations. Its full range of clinical services includes: skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, cardiac and pulmonary care, neurorehabilitation, wound care, disease and pain management, medication management and education, patient education to promote self-management, treatment for balance problems that can lead to fall risks and hospice services. The Company’s Hospice segment serves terminally ill patients and their families through more than 150 locations operating in 29 states. Hospice operations are also organized in a single division, which is staffed with clinical, operational, human resource, finance and sales teams.

Addus HomeCare Corporation Company Profile

Addus HomeCare Corporation is a provider of personal care services, which are provided primarily in the home. The Company’s personal care services include assistance with bathing, grooming, oral care, skincare, assistance with feeding and dressing, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping and transportation services and other activities of daily living. The Company provides these non-medical services on a long-term, continuous basis. As of December 31, 2016, the Company delivered services to its consumers through 114 individual agencies located in 24 states and three adult day services centers in Illinois. Its services, which include non-medical care, such as personal care services, are provided to consumers who are unable to independently perform some or all of their activities of daily living.

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