Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: AMSG) and Surgery Partners (NASDAQ:SGRY) are both hospitals, clinics & primary care services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Envision Healthcare Corp and Surgery Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Healthcare Corp 0 1 1 0 2.50
Surgery Partners 1 3 4 0 2.38

Envision Healthcare Corp currently has a consensus price target of $86.00, suggesting a potential upside of Infinity. Surgery Partners has a consensus price target of $18.33, suggesting a potential upside of 129.17%. Given Envision Healthcare Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare Corp is more favorable than Surgery Partners.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and Surgery Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Envision Healthcare Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.46) N/A
Surgery Partners $1.15 billion 0.34 $9.45 million $0.15 53.33

Surgery Partners has higher revenue and earnings than Envision Healthcare Corp. Envision Healthcare Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Surgery Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.2% of Surgery Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of Surgery Partners shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and Surgery Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Healthcare Corp 5.34% 3.18% 2.43%
Surgery Partners 0.63% 6.02% 0.81%

About Envision Healthcare Corp

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a provider of healthcare services. The Company offers a range clinical solutions, including physician-led services, medical transportation, ambulatory services and post-acute services. The Company operates through three segments: physician services, medical transportation and ambulatory services. The physician services segment includes the Company’s hospital-based and non-hospital-based physician services business. The medical transportation segment includes the Company’s community-based medical transportation services, including emergency 911, non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster response services. The ambulatory services segment includes the Company’s ambulatory surgery business, which acquires, develops, owns and operates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians and health systems.

About Surgery Partners

Surgery Partners, Inc. is a healthcare services company. The Company operates in three lines of business across the United States: Surgical Facility Services, Ancillary Services and Optical Services. The Company’s Surgical Facility Services segment consists of the operation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals, which include its anesthesia services. The Company’s surgical facilities primarily provide non-emergency surgical procedures across a range of specialties, which include gastrointestinal (GI), general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics and pain management. The Company’s Ancillary Services segment consists of a diagnostic laboratory, a specialty pharmacy and multi-specialty physician practices. The Company’s physician practices include its owned and operated physician practices pursuant to long-term management service agreements. The Company’s Optical Services segment consists of an optical laboratory, an optical products group purchasing organization.

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