Premier (NASDAQ: PINC) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Premier to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Premier and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
Premier has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Premier is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
Premier has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier’s peers have a beta of 0.83, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
38.3% of Premier shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of Premier shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Premier and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current recommendations for Premier and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Premier presently has a consensus target price of $38.86, indicating a potential upside of 34.41%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.60%. Given Premier’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Premier is more favorable than its peers.
Premier beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Premier, Inc. is a healthcare improvement company. The Company is uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 United States hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. The Company operates healthcare group purchasing organizations and also provides integrated data and analytics, supply chain solutions, advisory services, performance improvement collaborative and other services. The Company plays a role in the healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.
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