AMERIGROUP (NYSE:AGP) vs. Its Competitors Financial Comparison

AMERIGROUP (NYSE: AGP) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare AMERIGROUP to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AMERIGROUP and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A 3.91
AMERIGROUP Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 738.31

AMERIGROUP’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than AMERIGROUP. AMERIGROUP 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

AMERIGROUP has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMERIGROUP’s rivals have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares AMERIGROUP and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A N/A
AMERIGROUP Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for AMERIGROUP and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMERIGROUP 0 0 0 0 N/A
AMERIGROUP Competitors 57 325 509 9 2.52

As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 22.71%. Given AMERIGROUP’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AMERIGROUP has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

AMERIGROUP rivals beat AMERIGROUP on 8 of the 8 factors compared.

AMERIGROUP Company Profile

AMERIGROUP Corporation is a multi-state managed healthcare company focused on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through publicly funded healthcare programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid expansion programs and Medicare Advantage. The Company offers a continuum of care management, including disease management, pharmacy integration, centralized telephonic case management, in-person case management within healthcare facilities, and home visit case management for some of its members. As of December 31, 2011, the Company provided a number of healthcare products to approximately 2,024,000 members. Effective February 1, 2012, it provides managed care services in Louisiana. On May 1, 2012, it acquired Health Plus. In November 2012, the Company sold its Virginia health plan to Inova Health System Foundation. In December 2012, WellPoint Inc acquired the Company.

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