Comparing HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) & Its Competitors

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) is one of 51 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare HMS Holdings Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares HMS Holdings Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HMS Holdings Corp 6.37% 9.26% 5.81%
HMS Holdings Corp Competitors 6.75% -0.30% 0.52%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.0% of HMS Holdings Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.3% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of HMS Holdings Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares HMS Holdings Corp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
HMS Holdings Corp $495.50 million $92.81 million 50.03
HMS Holdings Corp Competitors $5.41 billion $832.36 million 34.12

HMS Holdings Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HMS Holdings Corp. HMS Holdings Corp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

HMS Holdings Corp has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HMS Holdings Corp’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for HMS Holdings Corp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HMS Holdings Corp 0 2 5 1 2.88
HMS Holdings Corp Competitors 198 1332 1881 35 2.51

HMS Holdings Corp presently has a consensus target price of $23.06, indicating a potential upside of 21.32%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.41%. Given HMS Holdings Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe HMS Holdings Corp is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

HMS Holdings Corp beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About HMS Holdings Corp

HMS Holdings Corp. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the United States healthcare insurance benefit cost containment marketplace. It provides coordination of benefits services to government, and private healthcare payers and sponsors. Its payment integrity services ensure that healthcare claims billed are accurate and appropriate. It offers services to state Medicaid agencies, government health agencies and health plans, including Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and group and individual health lines of business; government and private employers; and other healthcare payers and sponsors, including child support agencies. It serves approximately 45 state Medicaid programs and the District of Columbia, and government health agencies, including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). It also provides services to approximately 250 health plans and supports their multiple lines of business.

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