iKang Healthcare Group (KANG) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ: KANG) is one of 45 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare iKang Healthcare Group to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for iKang Healthcare Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iKang Healthcare Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
iKang Healthcare Group Competitors 249 1483 1972 38 2.48

As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.22%. Given iKang Healthcare Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe iKang Healthcare Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

iKang Healthcare Group has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iKang Healthcare Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.70, suggesting that their average share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares iKang Healthcare Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
iKang Healthcare Group $435.71 million -$11.25 million 401.25
iKang Healthcare Group Competitors $6.40 billion $191.98 million 235.73

iKang Healthcare Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than iKang Healthcare Group. iKang Healthcare Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares iKang Healthcare Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iKang Healthcare Group 0.79% 1.30% 0.60%
iKang Healthcare Group Competitors 12.75% 1.14% 1.64%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.3% of iKang Healthcare Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.0% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.0% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

iKang Healthcare Group competitors beat iKang Healthcare Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About iKang Healthcare Group

iKang Healthcare Group, Inc. provides preventive healthcare solutions, including a range of medical examinations services and value-added services, including disease screening, dental services and other services in China. The Company’s segments include medical examinations and other medical services, and dental services. The Company, through its integrated service platform, offers healthcare management solutions, including medical examinations, which cover basic examination items, such as internal, gynecology, ophthalmology, dental and X-ray, and value-added services at selected medical centers, including disease screening focusing on cancer screening, cardiovascular disease screening, certain chronic disease screening and functional medicine testing; dental care, including oral health, pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry; outpatient services, such as acupuncture, obstetrics, gynecology and minor surgery, and on-site healthcare management or clinics at certain locations.

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