Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: AMSG) and AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and AMN Healthcare Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Healthcare Corp 4.64% 1.89% 2.09%
AMN Healthcare Services 5.80% 27.77% 10.31%

Volatility & Risk

Envision Healthcare Corp has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Envision Healthcare Corp and AMN Healthcare Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Healthcare Corp 0 1 5 0 2.83
AMN Healthcare Services 0 1 4 0 2.80

Envision Healthcare Corp currently has a consensus target price of $85.60, suggesting a potential upside of 26.35%. AMN Healthcare Services has a consensus target price of $45.80, suggesting a potential upside of 20.53%. Given Envision Healthcare Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare Corp is more favorable than AMN Healthcare Services.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and AMN Healthcare Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Envision Healthcare Corp N/A N/A N/A $3.26 20.78
AMN Healthcare Services $1.93 billion 0.94 $226.88 million $2.27 16.74

AMN Healthcare Services has higher revenue and earnings than Envision Healthcare Corp. AMN Healthcare Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Envision Healthcare Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Envision Healthcare Corp beats AMN Healthcare Services on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Envision Healthcare Corp

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a provider of healthcare services. The Company offers a range clinical solutions, including physician-led services, medical transportation, ambulatory services and post-acute services. The Company operates through three segments: physician services, medical transportation and ambulatory services. The physician services segment includes the Company’s hospital-based and non-hospital-based physician services business. The medical transportation segment includes the Company’s community-based medical transportation services, including emergency 911, non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster response services. The ambulatory services segment includes the Company’s ambulatory surgery business, which acquires, develops, owns and operates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians and health systems.

About AMN Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions. Through its suite of solutions, the Company provides technology, analytics and services to build and manage all or a portion of its clients’ healthcare workforce needs, from nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to healthcare leaders and executives. It offers managed services programs, vendor management systems, predictive analytics, workforce optimization consulting, recruitment process outsourcing, interim and executive leadership, and remote medical coding. It offers various services, including travel nurse staffing; local, or per diem, staffing; locum tenens staffing; allied staffing; physician permanent placement services, and health information management.

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