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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Omnicell and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Omnicell 0 1 6 0 2.86
Omnicell Competitors 116 485 799 16 2.50

Omnicell currently has a consensus target price of $51.57, indicating a potential downside of 1.49%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.46%. Given Omnicell’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Omnicell has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Omnicell has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omnicell’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.4% of Omnicell shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Omnicell shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by company 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 rivals’ 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 -17.60% -11.23% -1.60%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Omnicell and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Omnicell $680.15 million $42.68 million -237.95
Omnicell Competitors $376.98 million $34.79 million 8.02

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

Summary

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

Omnicell Company Profile

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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