Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) & Quorum Health Corporation (QHC) Head-To-Head Review
Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: AMSG) and Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE:QHC) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and Quorum Health Corporation’s gross 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|
|Quorum Health Corporation||$2.12 billion||0.04||$84.84 million||N/A||N/A|
Quorum Health Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Envision Healthcare Corp.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Envision Healthcare Corp and Quorum Health Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Envision Healthcare Corp||0||1||5||0||2.83|
|Quorum Health Corporation||1||4||0||0||1.80|
Envision Healthcare Corp currently has a consensus target price of $85.60, indicating a potential upside of 26.35%. Quorum Health Corporation has a consensus target price of $4.60, indicating a potential upside of 46.50%. Given Quorum Health Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Quorum Health Corporation is more favorable than Envision Healthcare Corp.
Volatility and 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, Quorum Health Corporation has a beta of 9.5, meaning that its share price is 850% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.9% of Quorum Health Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of Quorum Health Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and Quorum Health Corporation’s 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%|
|Quorum Health Corporation||-16.94%||-60.49%||-7.21%|
Envision Healthcare Corp beats Quorum Health Corporation on 6 of the 10 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 Quorum Health Corporation
Quorum Health Corporation is an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Hospital operations, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, and hospital management advisory and consulting services, which includes Quorum Health Resources, LLC (QHR). It operates QHR, which is a hospital management advisory and consulting services that provides services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. Its hospitals and its affiliated businesses offer services, such as general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery and rehabilitation services. On April 1, 2016, Community Health Systems, Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved the distribution to its stockholders of 100% of the common stock of a new, independent publicly traded company, Quorum Health Corporation.
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