Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is one of 82 public companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Alliance HealthCare Services to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance HealthCare Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance HealthCare Services 3.63% N/A 3.07%
Alliance HealthCare Services Competitors -330.24% -33.51% -12.50%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alliance HealthCare Services and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance HealthCare Services N/A N/A -76.47
Alliance HealthCare Services Competitors $2.02 billion $430.37 million -58.32

Alliance HealthCare Services’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Alliance HealthCare Services. Alliance HealthCare Services 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.

Volatility and Risk

Alliance HealthCare Services has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance HealthCare Services’ peers have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Alliance HealthCare Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance HealthCare Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alliance HealthCare Services Competitors 416 2180 3385 122 2.53

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 21.00%. Given Alliance HealthCare Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alliance HealthCare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.0% of Alliance HealthCare Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 54.8% of Alliance HealthCare Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Alliance HealthCare Services Company Profile

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (Alliance) is a provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. The Company operates through three segments: Radiology Division, Oncology Division and Interventional Healthcare Services Division. The radiology segment comprises diagnostic imaging services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and other imaging services. The radiology segment also comprises radiation oncology services. The interventional healthcare services segment provides interventional healthcare through therapeutic minimally invasive pain management procedures medical management, laboratory testing and other services. The Company operates freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) that are not owned by hospitals or providers. It operates over 560 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems.

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