Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) is one of 45 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Encompass Health to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Encompass Health has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Encompass Health’s rivals have a beta of 0.66, indicating that their average stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Encompass Health and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Encompass Health||$3.97 billion||$256.30 million||21.85|
|Encompass Health Competitors||$6.36 billion||$163.89 million||244.46|
Encompass Health’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Encompass Health. Encompass 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.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Encompass Health and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Encompass Health Competitors||257||1520||2032||39||2.48|
Encompass Health presently has a consensus price target of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 2.44%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.43%. Given Encompass Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Encompass Health is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Encompass Health and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Encompass Health Competitors||13.21%||0.86%||1.95%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.4% of Encompass Health shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Encompass Health shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Encompass Health pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Encompass Health pays out 37.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.9% and pay out 27.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Encompass Health rivals beat Encompass Health on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Encompass Health Company Profile
Encompass Health Corporation, formerly HealthSouth Corporation, is a provider of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 35 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. The Company manages its operations through segments, including inpatient rehabilitation, and home health and hospice. It is an owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. It provides specialized rehabilitative treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. It offers its home health and hospice services through Encompass Home Health and Hospice business (Encompass). Encompass operates home health and hospice agencies in 25 states, with concentrations in the Southeast, Oklahoma, and Texas. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 123 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.
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