Head to Head Analysis: HCA Holdings (HCA) & Its Peers

HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) is one of 51 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare HCA Holdings to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HCA Holdings and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
HCA Holdings $42.27 billion $8.20 billion 10.26
HCA Holdings Competitors $5.41 billion $832.36 million 22.99

HCA Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. HCA Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

HCA Holdings has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HCA Holdings’ rivals have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares HCA Holdings and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HCA Holdings 6.64% -48.08% 7.90%
HCA Holdings Competitors 6.99% 0.15% 0.59%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.7% of HCA Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.7% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of HCA Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for HCA Holdings and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HCA Holdings 0 5 15 0 2.75
HCA Holdings Competitors 200 1343 1887 35 2.51

HCA Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $90.95, indicating a potential upside of 18.62%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 5.62%. Given HCA Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe HCA Holdings is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

HCA Holdings rivals beat HCA Holdings on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About HCA Holdings

HCA Healthcare, Inc., formerly HCA Holdings, Inc., is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates hospitals and related healthcare entities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated in two geographically organized groups, including the National and American Groups. As of December 31, 2016, the National Group included 84 hospitals, which were located in Alaska, California, Florida, southern Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, northern Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia. As of December 31, 2016, the American Group included 80 hospitals, which were located in Colorado, northern Georgia, Kansas, southern Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated six hospitals in England. The Company owns, manages or operates hospitals, freestanding surgery centers and freestanding emergency care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, among others.

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