Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH) is one of 18 public companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Evolent Health to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Evolent Health has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evolent Health’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of Evolent Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of Evolent Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Evolent Health and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Evolent Health $361.53 million -$51.15 million -15.45
Evolent Health Competitors $376.98 million $34.79 million 8.34

Evolent Health’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Evolent Health. Evolent Health 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Evolent Health and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evolent Health 0 0 12 1 3.08
Evolent Health Competitors 115 485 798 16 2.51

Evolent Health currently has a consensus target price of $28.73, indicating a potential upside of 53.62%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.05%. Given Evolent Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Evolent Health is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Evolent Health and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evolent Health -17.57% -6.44% -5.13%
Evolent Health Competitors -18.12% -11.70% -2.05%

Summary

Evolent Health beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Evolent Health

Evolent Health, Inc. is engaged in healthcare delivery and payment. The Company supports health systems and physician organizations in their migration toward value-based care and population health management. The Company provides an end-to-end, technology-enabled services platform for providers. The Company’s platform, powered by its technology, processes and integrated services, enables providers to migrate their economic orientation from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to payment models that reward value-based payment models. The Company’s services include providing its customers, with a population management platform, integrated data and analytics capabilities, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and comprehensive health plan administration services. Its value-based operations are empowered and supported by Identifi. Identifi is the Company’s technology platform that aggregates and analyzes data, manages care workflows and engages patients.

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