Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE: HRC) is one of 84 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hill-Rom Holdings to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hill-Rom Holdings and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Hill-Rom Holdings $2.71 billion $465.30 million 46.51
Hill-Rom Holdings Competitors $827.23 million $159.50 million 41.26

Hill-Rom Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Hill-Rom Holdings is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Hill-Rom Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Hill-Rom Holdings pays out 41.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 36.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Hill-Rom Holdings has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Hill-Rom Holdings and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hill-Rom Holdings 4.27% 19.99% 5.73%
Hill-Rom Holdings Competitors -126.42% -36.40% -10.02%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.4% of Hill-Rom Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Hill-Rom Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Hill-Rom Holdings has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hill-Rom Holdings’ peers have a beta of 1.06, suggesting that their average stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Hill-Rom Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hill-Rom Holdings 0 1 5 0 2.83
Hill-Rom Holdings Competitors 180 1145 2506 89 2.64

Hill-Rom Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $86.83, indicating a potential upside of 7.92%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 7.83%. Given Hill-Rom Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hill-Rom Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Hill-Rom Holdings beats its peers on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hill-Rom Holdings

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company sells and rents its specialty frames and surfaces, and mobility solutions, as well as its clinical workflow solutions, in the United States and Canada through its North America Patient Support Systems segment, and in regions outside of the United States and Canada through its International Patient Support Systems segment. Its Front Line Care segment globally sells and rents respiratory care products, and sells medical diagnostic equipment and a diversified portfolio of devices that assess, diagnose, treat and manage a range of illnesses and diseases. Under its Surgical Solutions segment, the Company sells its surgical products globally.

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