Head-To-Head Survey: Alliance HealthCare Services (AIQ) & The Competition

Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Alliance HealthCare Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alliance HealthCare Services and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance HealthCare Services N/A N/A -76.47
Alliance HealthCare Services Competitors $2.02 billion $430.37 million -65.52

Alliance HealthCare Services’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Alliance HealthCare Services. Alliance HealthCare Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance HealthCare Services and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance HealthCare Services 3.63% N/A 3.07%
Alliance HealthCare Services Competitors -330.26% -33.54% -12.51%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.0% of Alliance HealthCare Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by institutional investors. 54.8% of Alliance HealthCare Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Alliance HealthCare Services has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alliance HealthCare Services’ peers have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Alliance HealthCare Services and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance HealthCare Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alliance HealthCare Services Competitors 416 2182 3391 123 2.53

As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 21.20%. Given Alliance HealthCare Services’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance HealthCare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Alliance HealthCare Services Company Profile

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (Alliance) is a provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. The Company operates through three segments: Radiology Division, Oncology Division and Interventional Healthcare Services Division. The radiology segment comprises diagnostic imaging services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and other imaging services. The radiology segment also comprises radiation oncology services. The interventional healthcare services segment provides interventional healthcare through therapeutic minimally invasive pain management procedures medical management, laboratory testing and other services. The Company operates freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) that are not owned by hospitals or providers. It operates over 560 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems.

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