Coventry Health Care (CVH) and Molina Healthcare (MOH) Head-To-Head Contrast

Coventry Health Care (NYSE: CVH) and Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Coventry Health Care and Molina Healthcare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coventry Health Care N/A N/A N/A
Molina Healthcare -1.76% 17.76% 3.40%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Coventry Health Care and Molina Healthcare, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coventry Health Care 0 0 0 0 N/A
Molina Healthcare 3 6 5 0 2.14

Molina Healthcare has a consensus price target of $64.71, indicating a potential downside of 17.29%.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.2% of Molina Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Molina Healthcare shares are owned 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 and Valuation

This table compares Coventry Health Care and Molina Healthcare’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coventry Health Care N/A N/A N/A $3.29 N/A
Molina Healthcare $17.71 billion 0.25 $52.00 million ($6.07) -12.89

Molina Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Coventry Health Care. Molina Healthcare is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coventry Health Care, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Molina Healthcare beats Coventry Health Care on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Coventry Health Care

Coventry Health Care, Inc. (Coventry) is a diversified national managed healthcare company based in Bethesda, Maryland. Coventry operates health plans, insurance companies, network rental and workers’ compensation services companies. The Company operates in three segments: Health Plan and Medical Services, Specialized Managed Care, and Workers’ Compensation. On January 1, 2012 the Company completed its acquisition of Children’s Mercy’s Family Health Partners, a Medicaid health plan. In May 2013, Aetna Inc announced it has completed its acquisition of Coventry Health Care, Inc.

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc. offers Medicaid-related solutions for low-income families and individuals, and assists government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company operates through three segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions and Other, which includes its Pathways Health and Community Support LLC (Pathways) business. It arranges healthcare services for persons served by Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Marketplace, and products to assist government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s Health Plans segment consisted of health plans in 12 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and its direct delivery business. The Molina Medicaid Solutions segment provides support to state government agencies in the administration of their Medicaid programs, including business processing, information technology development, and administrative services.

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