Premier (PINC) and Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Premier (NASDAQ: PINC) is one of 15 public 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 companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Premier has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier’s competitors have a beta of 1.47, meaning that their average stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Premier and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share 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 772.94

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Premier and its competitors, as provided 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 currently has a consensus price target of $38.86, suggesting a potential upside of 31.23%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.95%. Given Premier’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Premier is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider 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 company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 3.45% 3.46% 4.28%

Summary

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

About Premier

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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