Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: AMSG) and The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and The Providence Service Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Envision Healthcare Corp||6.06%||8.05%||3.21%|
|The Providence Service Corporation||4.05%||9.43%||2.92%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of The Providence Service Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.4% of The Providence Service Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Envision Healthcare Corp has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Providence Service Corporation has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and The Providence Service Corporation’s gross 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|
|The Providence Service Corporation||$1.60 billion||0.39||$71.84 million||$4.68||10.01|
The Providence Service Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Envision Healthcare Corp. The Providence Service Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Envision Healthcare Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Envision Healthcare Corp and The Providence Service Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Envision Healthcare Corp||0||1||6||0||2.86|
|The Providence Service Corporation||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Envision Healthcare Corp currently has a consensus price target of $85.60, suggesting a potential upside of 26.35%. Given Envision Healthcare Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare Corp is more favorable than The Providence Service Corporation.
Envision Healthcare Corp beats The Providence Service Corporation on 6 of the 11 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.
The Providence Service Corporation Company Profile
The Providence Service Corporation (Providence) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of healthcare and workforce development services for public and private sector entities. The Company’s segments include Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services), Workforce Development Services (WD Services) and Matrix Investment. NET Services segment includes nationwide provider of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. WD Services segment is a global provider of employment preparation and placement and legal offender rehabilitation services to eligible participants of government sponsored programs. Matrix Investment segment includes minority interest in nationwide provider of in-home care optimization and management solutions, including comprehensive health assessments (CHAs), to members of managed care organizations, accounted for as an equity method investment.
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