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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fresenius Medical Care Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

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

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

Profitability

This table compares Fresenius Medical Care Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fresenius Medical Care Corporation 7.06% 11.57% 4.97%
Fresenius Medical Care Corporation Competitors -2.86% 0.32% 0.36%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Fresenius Medical Care Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $46.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.11%. All “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 10.30%. Given Fresenius Medical Care Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Fresenius Medical Care Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.6% of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Fresenius Medical Care Corporation 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.

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Fresenius Medical Care Corporation

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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