BioScrip (BIOS) and Its Rivals Financial Contrast

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for BioScrip and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BioScrip 0 0 4 0 3.00
BioScrip Competitors 62 331 514 9 2.51

BioScrip presently has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.72%. As a group, “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies have a potential upside of 12.34%. Given BioScrip’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe BioScrip is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares BioScrip and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BioScrip -8.42% N/A -8.01%
BioScrip Competitors 3.45% 3.46% 4.28%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BioScrip and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BioScrip $935.59 million -$41.50 million -4.94
BioScrip Competitors $1.06 billion -$22.56 million 810.64

BioScrip’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than BioScrip. BioScrip is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.6% of BioScrip shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of BioScrip 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

BioScrip has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioScrip’s peers have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BioScrip peers beat BioScrip on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About BioScrip

BioScrip, Inc. is engaged in providing infusion solutions. The Company partners with physicians, hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide patients access to post-acute care services. The Company operates through Infusion Services segment. The Company operates through approximately 70 service locations in over 30 states. The Company offers home infusion services to provide clinical management services and the delivery of prescription medications. The Company provides services in coordination with, and under the direction of, the patient’s physician. The Company’s multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and respiratory therapists, work with the physician to develop a plan of care suited to the patient’s specific needs. Its platform provides service capabilities to deliver clinical management services that offer patients a community-based and home-based care environment.

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