Community Health Systems (CYH) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Survey

Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) is one of 49 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Community Health Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.7% of Community Health Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Community Health Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% 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.

Volatility & Risk

Community Health Systems has a beta of 1.58, indicating that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Community Health Systems’ competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Community Health Systems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Community Health Systems -3.63% 0.07% 0.01%
Community Health Systems Competitors 7.06% 0.49% 0.59%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Community Health Systems and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Community Health Systems $17.48 billion $1.78 billion -1.16
Community Health Systems Competitors $5.72 billion $906.68 million 37.48

Community Health Systems has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Community Health Systems 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Community Health Systems and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Community Health Systems 4 10 1 0 1.80
Community Health Systems Competitors 183 1253 1787 31 2.51

Community Health Systems presently has a consensus target price of $7.15, indicating a potential upside of 7.94%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 1.90%. Given Community Health Systems’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Community Health Systems is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Community Health Systems competitors beat Community Health Systems on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Community Health Systems Company Profile

Community Health Systems, Inc. is an operator of general acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities in communities across the country. The Company operates through hospital operations segment, which includes its general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The Company provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it owns and operates and affiliated businesses in non-urban and selected urban markets throughout the United States. The services provided through its hospitals and affiliated businesses include general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric and rehabilitation services. The Company also provides additional outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies.

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