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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Surgery Partners and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Surgery Partners 1 3 4 0 2.38
Surgery Partners Competitors 57 326 509 9 2.52

Surgery Partners currently has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 92.51%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.19%. Given Surgery Partners’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Surgery Partners is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Surgery Partners and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Surgery Partners $1.15 billion $9.45 million -20.33
Surgery Partners Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 732.56

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

Risk and Volatility

Surgery Partners has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Surgery Partners’ rivals have a beta of 1.50, indicating that their average stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Surgery Partners and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Surgery Partners -0.33% 1.03% 0.20%
Surgery Partners Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.2% of Surgery Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.5% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Surgery Partners shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Surgery Partners rivals beat Surgery Partners on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

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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