AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AMN) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare AMN Healthcare Services to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility & Risk

AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services’ competitors have a beta of 1.52, meaning that their average stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AMN Healthcare Services $1.90 billion $105.83 million 18.61
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 694.70

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for AMN Healthcare Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMN Healthcare Services 0 0 7 0 3.00
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 57 322 505 9 2.52

AMN Healthcare Services currently has a consensus price target of $47.00, indicating a potential upside of 6.09%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.06%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AMN Healthcare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMN Healthcare Services 5.99% 25.55% 10.52%
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 3.21% 6.55% 4.18%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AMN Healthcare Services beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions. Through its suite of solutions, the Company provides technology, analytics and services to build and manage all or a portion of its clients’ healthcare workforce needs, from nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to healthcare leaders and executives. It offers managed services programs, vendor management systems, predictive analytics, workforce optimization consulting, recruitment process outsourcing, interim and executive leadership, and remote medical coding. It offers various services, including travel nurse staffing; local, or per diem, staffing; locum tenens staffing; allied staffing; physician permanent placement services, and health information management.

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