Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH) is one of 50 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Molina Healthcare to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Molina Healthcare and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Molina Healthcare 3 5 4 0 2.08
Molina Healthcare Competitors 264 1563 1960 38 2.46

Molina Healthcare currently has a consensus price target of $61.92, suggesting a potential downside of 7.06%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 9.52%. Given Molina Healthcare’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Molina Healthcare is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Molina Healthcare and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Molina Healthcare $18.51 billion $106.00 million -18.45
Molina Healthcare Competitors $5.89 billion $843.94 million 35.25

Molina Healthcare has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Molina Healthcare 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.

Profitability

This table compares Molina Healthcare and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Molina Healthcare -1.07% 16.10% 3.35%
Molina Healthcare Competitors 9.73% 0.86% 0.87%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.0% of Molina Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Molina Healthcare shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & 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.

Risk and Volatility

Molina Healthcare has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Molina Healthcare’s peers have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Molina Healthcare peers beat Molina Healthcare on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc. offers Medicaid-related solutions for low-income families and individuals, and assists government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. The Company operates through three segments: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions and Other, which includes its Pathways Health and Community Support LLC (Pathways) business. It arranges healthcare services for persons served by Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Marketplace, and products to assist government agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s Health Plans segment consisted of health plans in 12 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and its direct delivery business. The Molina Medicaid Solutions segment provides support to state government agencies in the administration of their Medicaid programs, including business processing, information technology development, and administrative services.

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