Midland Exploration (NYSE: MD) is one of 53 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Midland Exploration to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Midland Exploration and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Midland Exploration Competitors||$6.28 billion||$211.91 million||366.24|
Midland Exploration’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Midland Exploration. Midland Exploration 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.
Volatility & Risk
Midland Exploration has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Midland Exploration’s peers have a beta of 0.86, meaning that their average share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Midland Exploration and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Midland Exploration Competitors||7.58%||2.12%||1.51%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Midland Exploration and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Midland Exploration Competitors||219||1527||2088||38||2.50|
Midland Exploration presently has a consensus price target of C$54.50, indicating a potential upside of 22.55%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 3.89%. Given Midland Exploration’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Midland Exploration is more favorable than its peers.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
72.5% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Midland Exploration peers beat Midland Exploration on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
About Midland Exploration
MEDNAX, Inc. is a provider of physician services, including newborn, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, teleradiology, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric subspecialty care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s national network consisted of over 3,600 affiliated physicians, including over 1,130 physicians providing neonatal clinical care, in 35 states and Puerto Rico, primarily within hospital-based neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), to babies born prematurely or with medical complications. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 1,390 affiliated physicians providing anesthesia care to patients in connection with surgical and other procedures, as well as pain management. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 270 affiliated physicians providing maternal-fetal and obstetrical medical care to expectant mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies primarily in areas where its affiliated neonatal physicians practice.
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