Contrasting Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) and Quorum Health Corporation (QHC)

Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: AMSG) and Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE:QHC) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.9% of Quorum Health Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of Quorum Health Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Envision Healthcare Corp has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quorum Health Corporation has a beta of 9.5, suggesting that its share price is 850% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and Quorum Health Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Envision Healthcare Corp N/A N/A N/A $3.26 20.78
Quorum Health Corporation $2.12 billion 0.06 $93.09 million N/A N/A

Quorum Health Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Envision Healthcare Corp.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Envision Healthcare Corp and Quorum Health Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Healthcare Corp 0 1 5 0 2.83
Quorum Health Corporation 1 4 0 0 1.80

Envision Healthcare Corp currently has a consensus target price of $85.60, indicating a potential upside of 26.35%. Quorum Health Corporation has a consensus target price of $4.60, indicating a potential upside of 19.48%. Given Envision Healthcare Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare Corp is more favorable than Quorum Health Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and Quorum Health Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Healthcare Corp 4.64% 1.89% 2.09%
Quorum Health Corporation -7.13% -61.90% -6.46%

Summary

Envision Healthcare Corp beats Quorum Health Corporation on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Envision Healthcare Corp Company Profile

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a provider of healthcare services. The Company offers a range clinical solutions, including physician-led services, medical transportation, ambulatory services and post-acute services. The Company operates through three segments: physician services, medical transportation and ambulatory services. The physician services segment includes the Company’s hospital-based and non-hospital-based physician services business. The medical transportation segment includes the Company’s community-based medical transportation services, including emergency 911, non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster response services. The ambulatory services segment includes the Company’s ambulatory surgery business, which acquires, develops, owns and operates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians and health systems.

Quorum Health Corporation Company Profile

Quorum Health Corporation is an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Hospital operations, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, and hospital management advisory and consulting services, which includes Quorum Health Resources, LLC (QHR). It operates QHR, which is a hospital management advisory and consulting services that provides services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. Its hospitals and its affiliated businesses offer services, such as general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery and rehabilitation services. On April 1, 2016, Community Health Systems, Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved the distribution to its stockholders of 100% of the common stock of a new, independent publicly traded company, Quorum Health Corporation.

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