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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AMERIGROUP and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A 3.91
AMERIGROUP Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 749.26

AMERIGROUP’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than AMERIGROUP. AMERIGROUP 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A N/A
AMERIGROUP Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Volatility and Risk

AMERIGROUP has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMERIGROUP’s competitors have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for AMERIGROUP and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMERIGROUP 0 0 0 0 N/A
AMERIGROUP Competitors 57 326 509 9 2.52

As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.46%. Given AMERIGROUP’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe AMERIGROUP has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

AMERIGROUP competitors beat AMERIGROUP on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

AMERIGROUP Company Profile

AMERIGROUP Corporation is a multi-state managed healthcare company focused on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through publicly funded healthcare programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid expansion programs and Medicare Advantage. The Company offers a continuum of care management, including disease management, pharmacy integration, centralized telephonic case management, in-person case management within healthcare facilities, and home visit case management for some of its members. As of December 31, 2011, the Company provided a number of healthcare products to approximately 2,024,000 members. Effective February 1, 2012, it provides managed care services in Louisiana. On May 1, 2012, it acquired Health Plus. In November 2012, the Company sold its Virginia health plan to Inova Health System Foundation. In December 2012, WellPoint Inc acquired the Company.

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