AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AMN) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare AMN Healthcare Services to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMN Healthcare Services 5.99% 25.55% 10.52%
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 4.55% 3.58% 4.36%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AMN Healthcare Services and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMN Healthcare Services 0 0 7 0 3.00
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 57 324 506 9 2.52

AMN Healthcare Services currently has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.73%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 33.35%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AMN Healthcare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AMN Healthcare Services $1.90 billion $105.83 million 19.22
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 677.09

AMN Healthcare Services has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. AMN Healthcare Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.41, indicating that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services’ peers have a beta of 1.58, indicating that their average stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AMN Healthcare Services beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About AMN Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions. Through its suite of solutions, the Company provides technology, analytics and services to build and manage all or a portion of its clients’ healthcare workforce needs, from nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to healthcare leaders and executives. It offers managed services programs, vendor management systems, predictive analytics, workforce optimization consulting, recruitment process outsourcing, interim and executive leadership, and remote medical coding. It offers various services, including travel nurse staffing; local, or per diem, staffing; locum tenens staffing; allied staffing; physician permanent placement services, and health information management.

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