Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Quorum Health to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Quorum Health and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quorum Health -8.28% -38.34% -3.34%
Quorum Health Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Quorum Health and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quorum Health 1 3 0 0 1.75
Quorum Health Competitors 57 326 509 9 2.52

Quorum Health presently has a consensus target price of $3.88, suggesting a potential downside of 10.92%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.08%. Given Quorum Health’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Quorum Health has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Quorum Health and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quorum Health $2.42 billion -$347.68 million -0.69
Quorum Health Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 690.45

Quorum Health has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Quorum Health 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.7% of Quorum Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Quorum Health 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Quorum Health peers beat Quorum Health on 9 of the 11 factors compared.

About Quorum Health

Quorum Health Corporation is an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Hospital operations, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, and hospital management advisory and consulting services, which includes Quorum Health Resources, LLC (QHR). It operates QHR, which is a hospital management advisory and consulting services that provides services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. Its hospitals and its affiliated businesses offer services, such as general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery and rehabilitation services.

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