Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Omnicell to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Omnicell and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Omnicell $680.15 million $42.68 million -225.80
Omnicell Competitors $376.15 million $34.64 million 9.47

Omnicell has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Omnicell is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Omnicell has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omnicell’s peers have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Omnicell and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Omnicell 0 1 6 0 2.86
Omnicell Competitors 112 477 787 16 2.51

Omnicell currently has a consensus price target of $51.57, suggesting a potential upside of 3.82%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.14%. Given Omnicell’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Omnicell has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.4% of Omnicell shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.2% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Omnicell shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Omnicell and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Omnicell -1.14% 0.41% 0.19%
Omnicell Competitors -18.37% -12.09% -2.31%

Summary

Omnicell beats its peers on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence. The Automation and Analytics segment is engaged in the design, manufacturing, selling and servicing of medication and supply dispensing systems, pharmacy inventory management systems and related software. The Medication Adherence segment includes the development, manufacturing and selling of consumable medication blister cards, packaging equipment, medication synchronization platform, and ancillary products and services. Its products are used to manage medication administration outside of the hospital setting and include medication adherence products sold under the brand name MTS, Surgichem, SureMed and the Omnicell brand.

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