Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) is one of 50 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Community Health Systems to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.7% of Community Health Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Community Health Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Community Health Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Community Health Systems -3.63% 0.07% 0.01%
Community Health Systems Competitors 6.86% 0.47% 0.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Community Health Systems and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Community Health Systems 4 11 1 0 1.81
Community Health Systems Competitors 190 1293 1828 32 2.51

Community Health Systems currently has a consensus target price of $7.13, suggesting a potential upside of 10.79%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.16%. Given Community Health Systems’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Community Health Systems is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Community Health Systems has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Community Health Systems’ rivals have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Community Health Systems and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Community Health Systems $17.48 billion $1.78 billion -1.13
Community Health Systems Competitors $5.43 billion $855.44 million 37.30

Community Health Systems has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Community Health Systems 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

Community Health Systems rivals beat Community Health Systems on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Community Health Systems Company Profile

Community Health Systems, Inc. is an operator of general acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities in communities across the country. The Company operates through hospital operations segment, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The Company provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it owns and operates and affiliated businesses in non-urban and selected urban markets throughout the United States. The services provided through its hospitals and affiliated businesses include general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric and rehabilitation services. The Company also provides additional outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies.

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