Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (NYSE: FMS) is one of 50 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. to similar companies based off the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.6% of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.8% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. 0 3 7 0 2.70
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. Competitors 264 1557 1957 38 2.46

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. presently has a consensus price target of $46.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.11%. All “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 10.30%. Given Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. 7.56% 10.85% 5.37%
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. Competitors -2.65% -1.51% 0.20%

Volatility & Risk

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. has a beta of 0.48, meaning that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co.’s peers have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. $20.09 billion $3.67 billion 22.00
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. Competitors $5.93 billion $854.19 million 35.22

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. pays out 17.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 58.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is a kidney dialysis company. The Company provides dialysis care and related services to persons suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as other healthcare services. The Company’s segments include North America Segment, the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Segment, the Asia-Pacific Segment and the Latin America Segment. The Company develops and manufactures a range of dialysis machines, systems and disposable products. As of December 31, 2016, the Company sold its products to customers in more than 120 countries and also used in its internal healthcare service operations. The Company’s Care Coordination services include coordinated delivery of pharmacy services, vascular, cardiovascular and endovascular specialty services, non-dialysis laboratory testing services, physician services, hospitalist and intensivist services, health plan services, ambulatory surgery center services and urgent care services.

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