The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG) is one of 15 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare The Ensign Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
84.9% of The Ensign Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of The Ensign Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings for The Ensign Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|The Ensign Group||2||0||3||0||2.20|
|The Ensign Group Competitors||57||321||502||9||2.52|
The Ensign Group currently has a consensus price target of $23.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.62%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.94%. Given The Ensign Group’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Ensign Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares The Ensign Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|The Ensign Group||$1.65 billion||$49.99 million||25.96|
|The Ensign Group Competitors||$1.06 billion||-$22.56 million||453.30|
The Ensign Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. The Ensign Group 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.
The Ensign Group pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. The Ensign Group pays out 18.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.1% and pay out 37.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
The Ensign Group has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Ensign Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.55, meaning that their average share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares The Ensign Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|The Ensign Group||2.65%||13.15%||6.04%|
|The Ensign Group Competitors||4.53%||3.94%||4.63%|
The Ensign Group rivals beat The Ensign Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
The Ensign Group Company Profile
The Ensign Group, Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, provides healthcare services across the post-acute care continuum, as well as other ancillary businesses located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. The Company’s subsidiaries provide skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice, and other ancillary services. Its segments include transitional and skilled services segment, which includes the operation of skilled nursing facilities; assisted and independent living services segment, which includes the operation of assisted and independent living facilities; home health and hospice services segment, which includes its home health, home care and hospice businesses, and all other segment, which includes mobile diagnostics and other ancillary operations. As of July10, 2017, it operated in 226 healthcare facilities.
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