Head-To-Head Comparison: Surgery Partners (SGRY) & Its Peers

Surgery Partners (NASDAQ: SGRY) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Surgery Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.2% of Surgery Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of Surgery Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Surgery Partners and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Surgery Partners $1.15 billion $9.45 million -95.56
Surgery Partners Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 690.45

Surgery Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Surgery Partners 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Surgery Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Surgery Partners 1 3 4 0 2.38
Surgery Partners Competitors 57 326 509 9 2.52

Surgery Partners presently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 109.30%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.23%. Given Surgery Partners’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Surgery Partners is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Surgery Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Surgery Partners -0.33% 1.03% 0.20%
Surgery Partners Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Summary

Surgery Partners competitors beat Surgery Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Surgery Partners

Surgery Partners, Inc. is a healthcare services company. The Company operates in three lines of business across the United States: Surgical Facility Services, Ancillary Services and Optical Services. The Company’s Surgical Facility Services segment consists of the operation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals, which include its anesthesia services. The Company’s surgical facilities primarily provide non-emergency surgical procedures across a range of specialties, which include gastrointestinal (GI), general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics and pain management. The Company’s Ancillary Services segment consists of a diagnostic laboratory, a specialty pharmacy and multi-specialty physician practices. The Company’s physician practices include its owned and operated physician practices pursuant to long-term management service agreements. The Company’s Optical Services segment consists of an optical laboratory, an optical products group purchasing organization.

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