The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT) is one of 49 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare The Joint Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares The Joint Corp. and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Joint Corp. -48.08% -103.25% -42.06%
The Joint Corp. Competitors 6.86% 0.02% 0.39%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Joint Corp. and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
The Joint Corp. $22.97 million -$4.53 million -5.70
The Joint Corp. Competitors $5.72 billion $906.68 million 38.05

The Joint Corp.’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than The Joint Corp.. The Joint Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for The Joint Corp. and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Joint Corp. 0 0 4 0 3.00
The Joint Corp. Competitors 180 1250 1784 31 2.51

The Joint Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $6.15, suggesting a potential upside of 23.99%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.54%. Given The Joint Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe The Joint Corp. is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

The Joint Corp. has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Joint Corp.’s peers have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.0% of The Joint Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of The Joint Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

The Joint Corp. peers beat The Joint Corp. on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About The Joint Corp.

The Joint Corp. develops, owns, operates, supports and manages chiropractic clinics through direct ownership, management arrangements, franchising and the sale of regional developer rights throughout the United States. The Company is franchisor and operator of chiropractic clinics. The Company offers its patients the opportunity to visit its clinics without an appointment and receive prompt attention. The Company has approximately 310 franchised, company-owned, or managed clinics in operation in over 30 states. In addition to its approximately 310 operating clinics, the Company has granted franchises either directly or through its regional developers for an additional over 170 clinics. The Company offers a range of membership and wellness packages. Each patient’s records are digitally updated for ready retrieval in its data storage system by its chiropractors in compliance with various applicable medical records security and privacy regulations.

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