Quorum Health (QHC) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review

Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) 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 Quorum Health to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quorum Health and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Quorum Health $2.42 billion -$347.68 million -0.70
Quorum Health Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 757.57

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

Volatility and Risk

Quorum Health has a beta of 7.53, suggesting that its stock price is 653% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quorum Health’s competitors have a beta of 1.47, suggesting that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Quorum Health and its competitors, 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 58 326 511 9 2.52

Quorum Health currently has a consensus target price of $3.88, suggesting a potential downside of 11.53%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.81%. Given Quorum Health’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Quorum Health has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Quorum Health and its competitors’ 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%

Insider and Institutional 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, 10.8% 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Quorum Health competitors beat Quorum Health on 9 of the 12 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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