Head-To-Head Review: Select Medical Holdings Corporation (SEM) & Its Peers

Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Select Medical Holdings Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.3% of Select Medical Holdings Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% 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, 13.4% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Select Medical Holdings Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Select Medical Holdings Corporation $4.29 billion $115.41 million 23.36
Select Medical Holdings Corporation Competitors $6.37 billion $198.65 million 423.27

Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Select Medical Holdings Corporation. Select Medical Holdings Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Select Medical Holdings Corporation 2.21% 11.44% 2.03%
Select Medical Holdings Corporation Competitors 12.42% 0.45% 1.36%

Volatility & Risk

Select Medical Holdings Corporation has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Select Medical Holdings Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Select Medical Holdings Corporation 1 1 4 0 2.50
Select Medical Holdings Corporation Competitors 206 1385 1917 35 2.50

Select Medical Holdings Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $19.60, suggesting a potential upside of 14.96%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential upside of 3.14%. Given Select Medical Holdings Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Select Medical Holdings Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

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

About Select Medical Holdings Corporation

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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