Envision Healthcare Corp (AMSG) vs. AMERIGROUP (AGP) Critical Survey

Envision Healthcare Corp (NASDAQ: AMSG) and AMERIGROUP (NYSE:AGP) are both hospitals, clinics & primary care services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.7% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Envision Healthcare Corp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and AMERIGROUP’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Envision Healthcare Corp N/A N/A N/A ($0.46) -147.28
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A N/A $2.56 4.45

Envision Healthcare Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AMERIGROUP, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Envision Healthcare Corp and AMERIGROUP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Envision Healthcare Corp 5.34% 3.18% 2.43%
AMERIGROUP N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Envision Healthcare Corp and AMERIGROUP, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Envision Healthcare Corp 0 0 1 0 3.00
AMERIGROUP 0 0 0 0 N/A

Envision Healthcare Corp presently has a consensus price target of $101.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.08%. Given Envision Healthcare Corp’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Envision Healthcare Corp is more favorable than AMERIGROUP.

Summary

Envision Healthcare Corp beats AMERIGROUP on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Envision Healthcare Corp Company Profile

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a provider of healthcare services. The Company offers a range clinical solutions, including physician-led services, medical transportation, ambulatory services and post-acute services. The Company operates through three segments: physician services, medical transportation and ambulatory services. The physician services segment includes the Company’s hospital-based and non-hospital-based physician services business. The medical transportation segment includes the Company’s community-based medical transportation services, including emergency 911, non-emergency, managed transportation, air ambulance and disaster response services. The ambulatory services segment includes the Company’s ambulatory surgery business, which acquires, develops, owns and operates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and surgical hospitals in partnership with physicians and health systems.

AMERIGROUP Company Profile

AMERIGROUP Corporation is a multi-state managed healthcare company focused on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through publicly funded healthcare programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid expansion programs and Medicare Advantage. The Company offers a continuum of care management, including disease management, pharmacy integration, centralized telephonic case management, in-person case management within healthcare facilities, and home visit case management for some of its members. As of December 31, 2011, the Company provided a number of healthcare products to approximately 2,024,000 members. Effective February 1, 2012, it provides managed care services in Louisiana. On May 1, 2012, it acquired Health Plus. In November 2012, the Company sold its Virginia health plan to Inova Health System Foundation. In December 2012, WellPoint Inc acquired the Company.

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