First Choice Healthcare Solutions (FCHS) & Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison

First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Choice Healthcare Solutions and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Choice Healthcare Solutions $28.74 million -$3.88 million -7.93
First Choice Healthcare Solutions Competitors $1.13 billion $76.65 million 357.80

First Choice Healthcare Solutions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than First Choice Healthcare Solutions. First Choice Healthcare Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for First Choice Healthcare Solutions and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Choice Healthcare Solutions 0 1 2 0 2.67
First Choice Healthcare Solutions Competitors 119 517 608 30 2.43

First Choice Healthcare Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 110.08%. As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential downside of 6.69%. Given First Choice Healthcare Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe First Choice Healthcare Solutions is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of First Choice Healthcare Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.6% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 30.8% of First Choice Healthcare Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

First Choice Healthcare Solutions has a beta of -0.53, meaning that its share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Choice Healthcare Solutions’ rivals have a beta of 1.29, meaning that their average share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares First Choice Healthcare Solutions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Choice Healthcare Solutions -12.79% -25.35% -15.86%
First Choice Healthcare Solutions Competitors -93.52% -214.30% -36.95%

Summary

First Choice Healthcare Solutions beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About First Choice Healthcare Solutions

First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. Its network of non-physician-owned medical centers offer musculoskeletal and rehabilitative care services specializing in orthopaedics, spine surgery, interventional pain management, and ambulatory surgical care. The company also provides ancillary and diagnostic services comprising magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray, durable medical equipment, and physical/occupational therapy. In addition, it subleases 29,629 square feet of commercial office space to affiliated and nonaffiliated tenants. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.

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