iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ: KANG) and Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for iKang Healthcare Group and Envision Healthcare, as provided by MarketBeat.
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|iKang Healthcare Group
Envision Healthcare has a consensus price target of $40.61, suggesting a potential upside of 7.00%. Given Envision Healthcare’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Envision Healthcare is more favorable than iKang Healthcare Group.
Risk and Volatility
iKang Healthcare Group has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Envision Healthcare has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares iKang Healthcare Group and Envision Healthcare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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|iKang Healthcare Group
Insider and Institutional Ownership
33.5% of iKang Healthcare Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Envision Healthcare shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares iKang Healthcare Group and Envision Healthcare’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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|iKang Healthcare Group
iKang Healthcare Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Envision Healthcare.
iKang Healthcare Group beats Envision Healthcare on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About iKang Healthcare Group
iKang Healthcare Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides preventive healthcare solutions in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, Medical Examinations and Other Medical Services, and Dental Services. It offers a range of medical examinations, including internal, gynecology, ophthalmology, ENT, dental, lab tests, electrocardiogram, ultrasound, and X-ray examination items. The company also provides value-added services at selected medical centers, such as disease screening focusing on cancer screening, cardiovascular and chronic disease screening, and functional medicine testing; dental care comprising oral health, pediatric and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and dental implants; outpatient services, which consists of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, obstetrics, ophthalmology, pediatrics, urology, and minor surgery; and on-site healthcare management or clinical services. It primarily serves corporate and individual customers through a network of self-owned medical centers and the facilities of third-party service providers. As of July 28, 2017, it owned and operated a network of 108 self-owned medical centers in 33 cities of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Changchun, Jiangyin, Changzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Yantai, Yinchuan, Weihai, Weifang, Shenyang, Xi'an, Wuhu, Guiyang, Ningbo, Foshan, Jinan, Bijie, Qingdao, Wuxi, Kaili, Mianyang, and Hong Kong. The company was formerly known as China iKang Healthcare, Inc. and changed its name to iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. in February 2014. iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
About Envision Healthcare
Envision Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various healthcare services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Physician Services and Ambulatory Services. As of December 31, 2017, its physician-led services encompassed providers at approximately 1,800 clinical departments at healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia that include emergency department and hospitalist, anesthesiology, radiology/tele-radiology, and children's services. The company also offers ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) services that provide surgical procedures across multiple specialties, including gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and others. It operated 264 ASCs in 35 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, it provides surgery services, such as management, oversight, and surgeon staffing for trauma surgery services; offers direct patient care and care coordination by clinicians outside the acute care setting through physician-led post-acute care services; and operates office-based medical practices that primarily focus on women's health, as well as provides physician staffing and related management services. Further, it offers medical transportation services in 41 states and the District of Columbia. The company offers its clinical solutions for health systems, payors, providers, and patients. Envision Healthcare Corporation was founded in 1992 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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