Surgery Partners (NASDAQ: SGRY) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Surgery Partners to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Surgery Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Surgery Partners -0.33% 1.03% 0.20%
Surgery Partners Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Surgery Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Surgery Partners 1 3 4 0 2.38
Surgery Partners Competitors 58 326 511 9 2.52

Surgery Partners presently has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 93.55%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.82%. Given Surgery Partners’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Surgery Partners is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Surgery Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Surgery Partners $1.15 billion $9.45 million -103.33
Surgery Partners Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 752.89

Surgery Partners has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Surgery Partners 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.2% of Surgery Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Surgery Partners 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Surgery Partners peers beat Surgery Partners on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Surgery Partners

Surgery Partners, Inc. is a healthcare services company. The Company operates in three lines of business across the United States: Surgical Facility Services, Ancillary Services and Optical Services. The Company’s Surgical Facility Services segment consists of the operation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals, which include its anesthesia services. The Company’s surgical facilities primarily provide non-emergency surgical procedures across a range of specialties, which include gastrointestinal (GI), general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics and pain management. The Company’s Ancillary Services segment consists of a diagnostic laboratory, a specialty pharmacy and multi-specialty physician practices. The Company’s physician practices include its owned and operated physician practices pursuant to long-term management service agreements. The Company’s Optical Services segment consists of an optical laboratory, an optical products group purchasing organization.

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