Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and LifePoint Health’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited||$65.54 million||2.55||-$37.71 million||N/A||N/A|
|LifePoint Health||$7.27 billion||0.24||$121.90 million||$4.23||10.45|
LifePoint Health has higher revenue and earnings than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and LifePoint Health, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited||0||0||0||0||N/A|
LifePoint Health has a consensus price target of $59.17, suggesting a potential upside of 33.86%. Given LifePoint Health’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LifePoint Health is more favorable than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited.
Risk & Volatility
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LifePoint Health has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and LifePoint Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
12.6% of Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.2% of LifePoint Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of LifePoint Health shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
LifePoint Health beats Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited is engaged in the leasing of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment, the provision of management services to hospitals. The Company is also engaged in hospital operations. The Company’s segments are network and premium cancer hospital. The Company operates a network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China. Its network consists of approximately 130 cooperative centers based in over 70 hospitals, spanning approximately 60 cities across 25 provinces and administrative regions in China. Its network includes approximately 60 radiotherapy centers and over 60 diagnostic imaging centers and approximately seven centers. The Company’s cooperative centers are equipped with a primary unit of medical equipment, such as a linear accelerator, head gamma knife system, body gamma knife system, positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 72 hospital campuses in 22 states, having a total of 9,424 licensed beds. It offers a range of general and specialized healthcare services to patients through a network of hospitals and outpatient facilities. Its services include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, rehabilitation services and pediatric services, and in some of its hospitals, the Company offers specialized services, such as open-heart surgery, skilled nursing, psychiatric care and neuro-surgery. It provides outpatient services, such as same-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, imaging, sports medicine and lithotripsy.
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