Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM) is one of 49 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Air Methods Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Air Methods Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Air Methods Corp 6.67% 14.18% 4.43%
Air Methods Corp Competitors 7.44% -0.14% 0.39%

Risk & Volatility

Air Methods Corp has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Air Methods Corp’s rivals have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.6% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of Air Methods Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Air Methods Corp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Air Methods Corp N/A N/A 16.58
Air Methods Corp Competitors $5.72 billion $906.68 million 38.59

Air Methods Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Air Methods Corp. Air Methods Corp 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Air Methods Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Air Methods Corp 0 3 1 0 2.25
Air Methods Corp Competitors 180 1250 1784 31 2.51

Air Methods Corp presently has a consensus target price of $42.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.05%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 7.49%. Given Air Methods Corp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Air Methods Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Air Methods Corp rivals beat Air Methods Corp on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Air Methods Corp Company Profile

Air Methods Corporation is engaged in providing air medical emergency transport services and systems throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Air Medical Services (AMS), Tourism and United Rotorcraft (UR) Division. As of December 31, 2016, its AMS Division provided air medical transportation services in 41 states to the general population as an independent service (also called community-based services) and to hospitals or other institutions under exclusive operating agreements (also called hospital-based services). It transports persons requiring intensive medical care from either the scene of an accident or general care hospitals to skilled trauma centers or tertiary care centers. As of December 31, 2016, its Air Medical Services Division operated 394 helicopters and 31 fixed wing aircrafts under both Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR). As of December 31, 2016, its Tourism Division operated 63 helicopters and two fixed wing aircrafts.

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