Analyzing Pacific Health Care Organization (PFHO) & Davita (DVA)

Pacific Health Care Organization (OTCMKTS:PFHO) and Davita (NYSE:DVA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Health Care Organization and Davita’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Health Care Organization 18.78% 17.69% 16.43%
Davita 4.30% 14.49% 3.63%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.5% of Davita shares are owned by institutional investors. 61.0% of Pacific Health Care Organization shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Davita shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Pacific Health Care Organization has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Davita has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Pacific Health Care Organization and Davita, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Health Care Organization 0 0 0 0 N/A
Davita 0 4 4 1 2.67

Davita has a consensus target price of $82.71, suggesting a potential upside of 22.25%. Given Davita’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Davita is more favorable than Pacific Health Care Organization.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pacific Health Care Organization and Davita’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Health Care Organization $6.51 million 2.46 $960,000.00 N/A N/A
Davita $10.88 billion 1.04 $663.61 million $3.32 20.38

Davita has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Health Care Organization.

Summary

Davita beats Pacific Health Care Organization on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pacific Health Care Organization

Pacific Health Care Organization, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty workers' compensation managed care services for self-administered employers, insurers, third party administrators, municipalities, and others in the United States. The company is involved in managing and administering health care organizations (HCOs) and medical provider networks (MPNs); and negotiating legal agreements for the implementation of workers' compensation carve-outs for California client/employers with collective bargaining units. It also offers HCO and MPN programs; nurse case management services; and ancillary services, including utilization and medical bill review, lien representation, legal support, and Medicare set aside, network access fee services for workers' compensation claims. The company was formerly known as Clear Air, Inc. and changed its name to Pacific Health Care Organization, Inc. in January 2001. Pacific Health Care Organization, Inc. was incorporated in 1970 and is based in Newport Beach, California.

About Davita

DaVita Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure or end stage renal disease (ESRD). The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers. It also provides outpatient, hospital inpatient, and home-based hemodialysis services; owns clinical laboratories that provide routine laboratory tests for dialysis and other physician-prescribed laboratory tests for ESRD patients; and management and administrative services to outpatient dialysis centers. In addition, the company operates DaVita Rx, a pharmacy that provides oral medications and medication management services to patients with ESRD; disease management services; vascular access services; clinical research programs; physician services; and direct primary care services. As of December 31, 2017, it provided dialysis and administrative services in the United States through a network of 2,510 outpatient dialysis centers serving approximately 197,800 patients; and operated 237 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside of the United States. Further, the company provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 900 hospitals and related laboratory services in the United States. The company was formerly known as DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and changed its name to DaVita Inc. in September 2016. DaVita Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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