Healthways (NASDAQ: TVTY) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Healthways to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Healthways shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Healthways and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Healthways 0 1 5 0 2.83
Healthways Competitors 57 324 506 9 2.52

Healthways presently has a consensus price target of $45.83, suggesting a potential upside of 30.58%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 31.80%. Given Healthways’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Healthways has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Healthways and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Healthways 11.45% 30.23% 11.10%
Healthways Competitors 4.56% 4.29% 4.73%

Volatility and Risk

Healthways has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Healthways’ competitors have a beta of 1.58, indicating that their average stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Healthways $501.00 million -$129.11 million 23.72
Healthways Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 679.64

Healthways’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Healthways. Healthways is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Healthways competitors beat Healthways on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Healthways Company Profile

Tivity Health, Inc., formerly Healthways, Inc., is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans. The Company also offers Prime fitness, a fitness facility access program, through commercial health plans, employers and insurance exchanges. Its national network of fitness centers delivers both SilverSneakers and Prime fitness. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fitness networks encompassed approximately 16,000 participating locations and more than 1,000 alternative locations that provide classes outside of traditional fitness centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s WholeHealth Living network included over 88,000 complementary, alternative, and physical medicine practitioners to serve individuals through health plans.

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