Head-To-Head Analysis: Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) and Rennova Health (NYSE:RNVA)

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) and Rennova Health (OTCMKTS:RNVA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of Rennova Health shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Universal Health Services and Rennova Health’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Health Services $11.38 billion 0.82 $814.85 million $9.99 11.00
Rennova Health $15.99 million 0.12 -$48.03 million N/A N/A

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Rennova Health.

Volatility and Risk

Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rennova Health has a beta of -0.96, indicating that its stock price is 196% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Universal Health Services and Rennova Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Health Services 6.53% 14.75% 6.99%
Rennova Health -319.55% N/A -250.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Universal Health Services and Rennova Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Health Services 0 4 8 0 2.67
Rennova Health 0 0 0 0 N/A

Universal Health Services presently has a consensus target price of $136.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.75%. Given Universal Health Services’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Universal Health Services is more favorable than Rennova Health.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Rennova Health on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. As of February 27, 2019, it owned and/or operated 350 inpatient facilities, and 37 outpatient and other facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

About Rennova Health

Rennova Health, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides a suite of healthcare related products and services to healthcare providers in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Laboratory Services, Supportive Software Solutions, and Decision Support and Informatics Operations. It provides toxicology, clinical pharmacogenetics, and esoteric testing services. The company also offers Advantage, a HIPAA compliant software; Clinlab, a Windows-based Web-enabled laboratory information management system; and Medical Mime, a suite of solutions, which include an optimized Electronic health records (EHR) for substance abuse and behavioral health providers, a dictation-based ambulatory EHR for physician practices, and advanced transcription services. In addition, it develops and markets interpretation and decision support solutions that enhance cancer diagnoses and treatment through actionable data analytics and reporting for oncologists and their patients. Rennova Health, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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