AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AMN) is one of 17 public companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare AMN Healthcare Services to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its peers’ 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 5.01% 6.11% 5.07%

Risk and Volatility

AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services’ peers have a beta of 1.49, suggesting that their average share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.7% 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 insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for AMN Healthcare Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMN Healthcare Services 0 1 6 0 2.86
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 57 320 500 9 2.52

AMN Healthcare Services presently has a consensus target price of $45.86, suggesting a potential upside of 4.58%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 11.51%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AMN Healthcare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AMN Healthcare Services $1.90 billion $105.83 million 18.35
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 526.92

AMN Healthcare Services has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. AMN Healthcare Services 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.

Summary

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

About AMN Healthcare Services

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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