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

Profitability

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its rivals’ 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 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.6% 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 insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by 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.

Volatility & Risk

AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AMN Healthcare Services $1.90 billion $105.83 million 21.17
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 745.87

AMN Healthcare Services has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. AMN Healthcare Services 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMN Healthcare Services 0 0 7 0 3.00
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 57 326 509 9 2.52

AMN Healthcare Services presently has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.14%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.40%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AMN Healthcare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

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

AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

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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