Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Evolent Health to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.5% of Evolent Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of Evolent Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.9% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Evolent Health and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Evolent Health $361.53 million -$51.15 million -15.37
Evolent Health Competitors $376.98 million $34.79 million 8.02

Evolent Health’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Evolent Health. Evolent Health 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evolent Health -17.57% -6.44% -5.13%
Evolent Health Competitors -17.60% -11.23% -1.60%

Volatility and Risk

Evolent Health has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evolent Health’s peers have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Evolent Health and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evolent Health 0 0 12 1 3.08
Evolent Health Competitors 70 391 761 10 2.58

Evolent Health presently has a consensus price target of $28.73, suggesting a potential upside of 54.45%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.84%. Given Evolent Health’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Evolent Health is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Evolent Health beats its peers on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Evolent Health

Evolent Health, Inc. is engaged in healthcare delivery and payment. The Company supports health systems and physician organizations in their migration toward value-based care and population health management. The Company provides an end-to-end, technology-enabled services platform for providers. The Company’s platform, powered by its technology, processes and integrated services, enables providers to migrate their economic orientation from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to payment models that reward value-based payment models. The Company’s services include providing its customers, with a population management platform, integrated data and analytics capabilities, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and comprehensive health plan administration services. Its value-based operations are empowered and supported by Identifi. Identifi is the Company’s technology platform that aggregates and analyzes data, manages care workflows and engages patients.

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