Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) and iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
This table compares Envision Healthcare and iKang Healthcare Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|iKang Healthcare Group||3.16%||4.97%||2.30%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Envision Healthcare and iKang Healthcare Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|iKang Healthcare Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Envision Healthcare currently has a consensus price target of $40.61, indicating a potential upside of 4.39%. Given Envision Healthcare’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare is more favorable than iKang Healthcare Group.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Envision Healthcare and iKang Healthcare Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Envision Healthcare||$12.18 billion||0.39||-$228.00 million||$2.48||15.69|
|iKang Healthcare Group||$435.71 million||3.18||-$11.25 million||N/A||N/A|
iKang Healthcare Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Envision Healthcare.
Volatility & Risk
Envision Healthcare has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iKang Healthcare Group has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
33.5% of iKang Healthcare Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Envision Healthcare shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.2% of iKang Healthcare Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
iKang Healthcare Group beats Envision Healthcare on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Envision Healthcare Company Profile
Envision Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various healthcare services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Physician Services and Ambulatory Services. As of December 31, 2017, its physician-led services encompassed providers at approximately 1,800 clinical departments at healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia that include emergency department and hospitalist, anesthesiology, radiology/tele-radiology, and children's services. The company also offers ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) services that provide surgical procedures across multiple specialties, including gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and others. It operated 264 ASCs in 35 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, it provides surgery services, such as management, oversight, and surgeon staffing for trauma surgery services; offers direct patient care and care coordination by clinicians outside the acute care setting through physician-led post-acute care services; and operates office-based medical practices that primarily focus on women's health, as well as provides physician staffing and related management services. Further, it offers medical transportation services in 41 states and the District of Columbia. The company offers its clinical solutions for health systems, payors, providers, and patients. Envision Healthcare Corporation was founded in 1992 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
iKang Healthcare Group Company Profile
iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. provides preventive healthcare solutions, including a range of medical examinations services and value-added services, including disease screening, dental services and other services in China. The Company’s segments include medical examinations and other medical services, and dental services. The Company, through its integrated service platform, offers healthcare management solutions, including medical examinations, which cover basic examination items, such as internal, gynecology, ophthalmology, dental and X-ray, and value-added services at selected medical centers, including disease screening focusing on cancer screening, cardiovascular disease screening, certain chronic disease screening and functional medicine testing; dental care, including oral health, pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry; outpatient services, such as acupuncture, obstetrics, gynecology and minor surgery, and on-site healthcare management or clinics at certain locations.
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