Contrasting Kindred Healthcare (KND) and The Competition

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Kindred Healthcare to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Kindred Healthcare pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Kindred Healthcare pays out -1.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 59.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Kindred Healthcare is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kindred Healthcare -16.31% 3.49% 0.53%
Kindred Healthcare Competitors 6.93% 0.33% 0.51%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.1% of Kindred Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Kindred Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kindred Healthcare and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Kindred Healthcare $7.08 billion $470.57 million -0.48
Kindred Healthcare Competitors $5.55 billion $880.05 million 37.58

Kindred Healthcare has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Kindred Healthcare 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.

Risk & Volatility

Kindred Healthcare has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kindred Healthcare’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kindred Healthcare and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kindred Healthcare 3 4 1 0 1.75
Kindred Healthcare Competitors 186 1262 1794 31 2.51

Kindred Healthcare currently has a consensus target price of $8.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.21%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.31%. Given Kindred Healthcare’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kindred Healthcare is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Kindred Healthcare beats its competitors on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Kindred Healthcare Company Profile

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., incorporated on March 27, 1998, is a healthcare services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates transitional care (TC) hospitals, a home health, hospice and community care business, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), a contract rehabilitation services business, nursing centers and assisted living facilities across the United States. The Company operates through divisions: the Kindred at Home division, the hospital division, the Kindred Rehabilitation Services division and the nursing center division. These divisions represent six segments: home health services, hospice services, hospitals, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, RehabCare and nursing centers. The home health services and hospice services operating segments are contained within the Kindred at Home division while the Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services and RehabCare operating segments are both contained within the Kindred Rehabilitation Services division.

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