Premier (NASDAQ: PINC) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Premier to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Premier and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Premier||$1.45 billion||$113.42 million||-6.96|
|Premier Competitors||$1.06 billion||-$22.56 million||689.73|
This is a summary of current ratings for Premier and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Premier currently has a consensus price target of $38.86, indicating a potential upside of 33.21%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.13%. Given Premier’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Premier is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Premier and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Premier has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier’s peers have a beta of 0.83, meaning that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
38.3% of Premier shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of Premier shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Premier beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Premier, Inc. is a healthcare improvement company. The Company is uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 United States hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. The Company operates healthcare group purchasing organizations and also provides integrated data and analytics, supply chain solutions, advisory services, performance improvement collaborative and other services. The Company plays a role in the healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.
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