Reviewing The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC) & The Competition

The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ: PRSC) is one of 51 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare The Providence Service Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.0% of The Providence Service Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.9% of The Providence Service Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for The Providence Service Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Providence Service Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
The Providence Service Corporation Competitors 200 1337 1883 35 2.51

The Providence Service Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.47%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.64%. Given The Providence Service Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe The Providence Service Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Providence Service Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
The Providence Service Corporation $1.61 billion $68.15 million 12.01
The Providence Service Corporation Competitors $5.41 billion $832.36 million 22.67

The Providence Service Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than The Providence Service Corporation. The Providence Service Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares The Providence Service Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Providence Service Corporation 4.11% 6.94% 2.46%
The Providence Service Corporation Competitors 6.81% 0.52% 0.57%

Volatility & Risk

The Providence Service Corporation has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Providence Service Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Providence Service Corporation competitors beat The Providence Service Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About The Providence Service Corporation

The Providence Service Corporation (Providence) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of healthcare and workforce development services for public and private sector entities. The Company’s segments include Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services), Workforce Development Services (WD Services) and Matrix Investment. NET Services segment includes nationwide provider of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. WD Services segment is a global provider of employment preparation and placement and legal offender rehabilitation services to eligible participants of government sponsored programs. Matrix Investment segment includes minority interest in nationwide provider of in-home care optimization and management solutions, including comprehensive health assessments (CHAs), to members of managed care organizations, accounted for as an equity method investment.

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