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

Risk and Volatility

Tivity Health has a beta of 0.18, indicating that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tivity Health’s rivals have a beta of 1.43, indicating that their average stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Tivity Health shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tivity Health and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tivity Health 11.45% 30.23% 11.10%
Tivity Health Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tivity Health and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tivity Health $501.00 million -$129.11 million 22.47
Tivity Health Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 758.45

Tivity Health’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Tivity Health. Tivity Health 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 Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Tivity Health and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tivity Health 0 1 5 0 2.83
Tivity Health Competitors 59 327 512 9 2.52

Tivity Health currently has a consensus target price of $45.83, indicating a potential upside of 30.77%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.47%. Given Tivity Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tivity Health is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Tivity Health rivals beat Tivity Health on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Tivity Health

Tivity Health, Inc., formerly Healthways, Inc., is focused targeted population health for those aged 50 and older. The Company offers three programs: SilverSneakers senior fitness, Prime fitness and WholeHealth Living. The SilverSneakers senior fitness program is offered to members of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Group Retiree plans. The Company also offers Prime fitness, a fitness facility access program, through commercial health plans, employers and insurance exchanges. Its national network of fitness centers delivers both SilverSneakers and Prime fitness. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fitness networks encompassed approximately 16,000 participating locations and more than 1,000 alternative locations that provide classes outside of traditional fitness centers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s WholeHealth Living network included over 88,000 complementary, alternative, and physical medicine practitioners to serve individuals through health plans.

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