Analyzing Surgery Partners (SGRY) and Its Competitors

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.1% of Surgery Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Surgery Partners shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Surgery Partners and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Surgery Partners 1 3 4 0 2.38
Surgery Partners Competitors 57 321 502 9 2.52

Surgery Partners presently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 116.87%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.91%. Given Surgery Partners’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Surgery Partners is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Surgery Partners $1.15 billion $9.45 million -92.22
Surgery Partners Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 453.30

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

Profitability

This table compares Surgery Partners and its competitors’ 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 4.56% 4.29% 4.73%

Summary

Surgery Partners competitors beat Surgery Partners on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Surgery Partners Company Profile

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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