The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ: PRSC) is one of 51 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare The Providence Service Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Risk & Volatility

The Providence Service Corporation has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Providence Service Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average stock price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Providence Service Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
The Providence Service Corporation $1.61 billion $68.15 million 11.93
The Providence Service Corporation Competitors $5.54 billion $852.27 million 23.21

The Providence Service Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than The Providence Service Corporation. The Providence Service Corporation 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.4% of The Providence Service Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.7% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.9% of The Providence Service Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares The Providence Service Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Providence Service Corporation 4.11% 6.94% 2.46%
The Providence Service Corporation Competitors 6.81% 0.53% 0.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for The Providence Service Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Providence Service Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
The Providence Service Corporation Competitors 201 1349 1893 35 2.51

The Providence Service Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $60.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.11%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 4.65%. Given The Providence Service Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Providence Service Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

The Providence Service Corporation competitors beat The Providence Service Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

The Providence Service Corporation Company Profile

The Providence Service Corporation (Providence) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of healthcare and workforce development services for public and private sector entities. The Company’s segments include Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services), Workforce Development Services (WD Services) and Matrix Investment. NET Services segment includes nationwide provider of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. WD Services segment is a global provider of employment preparation and placement and legal offender rehabilitation services to eligible participants of government sponsored programs. Matrix Investment segment includes minority interest in nationwide provider of in-home care optimization and management solutions, including comprehensive health assessments (CHAs), to members of managed care organizations, accounted for as an equity method investment.

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