Premier (PINC) versus Its Rivals Head-To-Head Contrast

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Premier and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Premier 1 1 7 0 2.67
Premier Competitors 59 327 512 9 2.52

Premier presently has a consensus target price of $38.86, suggesting a potential upside of 31.23%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.00%. Given Premier’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Premier is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Premier $1.45 billion $113.42 million -7.07
Premier Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 713.41

Premier has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Premier 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 Premier and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Premier 17.99% -18.31% 10.21%
Premier Competitors 3.52% 3.52% 4.31%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.3% of Premier shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.6% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of Premier shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held 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.

Risk and Volatility

Premier has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier’s competitors have a beta of 1.53, suggesting that their average stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Premier beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Premier Company Profile

Premier, Inc. is a healthcare improvement company. The Company is uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 United States hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. The Company operates healthcare group purchasing organizations and also provides integrated data and analytics, supply chain solutions, advisory services, performance improvement collaborative and other services. The Company plays a role in the healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.

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