Reviewing AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) and Its Rivals

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AMN) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AMN Healthcare Services to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for AMN Healthcare Services and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMN Healthcare Services 0 0 7 0 3.00
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors 57 326 509 9 2.52

AMN Healthcare Services currently has a consensus price target of $48.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.24%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 24.27%. Given AMN Healthcare Services’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AMN Healthcare Services has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AMN Healthcare Services $1.90 billion $105.83 million 20.54
AMN Healthcare Services Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 739.38

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of AMN Healthcare Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares AMN Healthcare Services and its rivals’ 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 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Risk and Volatility

AMN Healthcare Services has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMN Healthcare Services’ rivals have a beta of 1.47, indicating that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AMN Healthcare Services beats its rivals 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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