Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) & Its Peers Critical Comparison

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Select Medical Holdings Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Medical Holdings Corporation $4.26 billion $474.80 million 30.39
Select Medical Holdings Corporation Competitors $5.41 billion $832.36 million 22.82

Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Select Medical Holdings Corporation. Select Medical Holdings Corporation 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.0% of Select Medical Holdings Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.7% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.9% of Select Medical Holdings Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Select Medical Holdings Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Select Medical Holdings Corporation 1.95% 9.61% 1.84%
Select Medical Holdings Corporation Competitors 6.85% 0.63% 0.64%

Risk and Volatility

Select Medical Holdings Corporation has a beta of 1.42, suggesting that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Select Medical Holdings Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Medical Holdings Corporation 1 2 3 0 2.33
Select Medical Holdings Corporation Competitors 200 1338 1885 35 2.51

Select Medical Holdings Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $19.60, indicating a potential upside of 0.77%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.31%. Given Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Select Medical Holdings Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Select Medical Holdings Corporation beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Select Medical Holdings Corporation Company Profile

Select Medical Holdings Corporation is an operator of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational medicine centers in the United States. The Company’s segments include specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation, Concentra and Other. The specialty hospitals segment consists of hospitals designed to serve the needs of long term acute patients and hospitals designed to serve patients that require intensive medical rehabilitation care. The outpatient rehabilitation segment consists of clinics that provide physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation services. The Concentra segment consists of medical centers and contract services provided at employer worksites and Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) that deliver occupational medicine, physical therapy, veteran’s healthcare, and consumer health services. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

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