Both LHC Group Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) and BioScrip Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) are each other’s competitor in the Home Health Care industry. Thus the contrast of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LHC Group Inc. 1.81B 1.88 63.57M 1.77 61.54
BioScrip Inc. 708.90M 0.33 62.80M -0.93 0.00
Table 1 highlights LHC Group Inc. and BioScrip Inc.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Table 2 shows LHC Group Inc. and BioScrip Inc.’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.
Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LHC Group Inc. 3.51% 5.9% 3.8%
BioScrip Inc. -8.86% 46.9% -8.6%
Volatility & Risk
A 0.89 beta indicates that LHC Group Inc. is 11.00% less volatile compared to the S&P 500. BioScrip Inc.’s 26.00% less volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the company’s 0.74 beta.
The Current Ratio of LHC Group Inc. is 1.6 while its Quick Ratio stands at 1.6. The Current Ratio of rival BioScrip Inc. is 1.8 and its Quick Ratio has 1.6. BioScrip Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. and BioScrip Inc. Ratings and Recommendations are available on the next table.
Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Rating Rating Score
LHC Group Inc. 0 3 3 2.50
BioScrip Inc. 0 0 3 3.00
$116.29 is LHC Group Inc.’s consensus price target while its potential upside is 7.40%. Competitively the consensus price target of BioScrip Inc. is $3.67, which is potential 101.65% upside. Based on the data delivered earlier, BioScrip Inc. is looking more favourable than LHC Group Inc., analysts believe.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
LHC Group Inc. and BioScrip Inc. have shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 96% and 83.3%. Insiders owned roughly 1.3% of LHC Group Inc.’s shares. Competitively, 0.1% is BioScrip Inc.’s share owned by insiders.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
LHC Group Inc. 0.11% 3.26% 5.01% 11.4% 78.78% 16.3%
BioScrip Inc. -3% -11.02% -16.97% 12.54% 3.19% -9.52%
For the past year, LHC Group Inc. had a bullish trend while BioScrip Inc. had a bearish trend.
LHC Group Inc. beats BioScrip Inc. on 9 of the 13 factors.
LHC Group, Inc., a health care provider, specializes in the post-acute continuum of care primarily for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Home Health Services, Hospice Services, Community-Based Services, and Facility-Based Services. The Home Health Services segment offers home nursing services, including wound care and dressing changes, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion therapy, pain management, pharmaceutical administration, skilled observation and assessment, and patient education; medically-oriented social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. The Hospice Services segment provides pain and symptom management accompanied by palliative medication, emotional and spiritual support, inpatient and respite care, homemaker services, dietary counselling, family bereavement counselling, and social worker visits. The Community-Based Services segment offers a range of services, such as assistance with grooming, medication reminders, meal preparation, assistance with feeding, light housekeeping, respite care, transportation, and errand services to patients in their home or in a medical facility. The Facility-Based Services segment serves patients suffering from respiratory failure, neuromuscular disorders, cardiac disorders, non-healing wounds, renal disorders, cancer, head and neck injuries, and mental disorders, as well as treats patients diagnosed with musculoskeletal impairments. The company also operates an institutional pharmacy, a family health centre, and a family health clinic, as well as offers physical therapy services. As of April 3, 2017, it operated 298 home health services locations, 72 hospice locations, 16 community-based service locations, and 6 long-term acute care hospitals with 8 locations. LHC Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Lafayette, Louisiana.
BioScrip, Inc. provides home infusion services in the United States. The company engages in the preparation, delivery, administration, and clinical monitoring of pharmaceutical treatments that are administered to a patient through intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intra-spinal, and enteral methods. It is primarily involved in the intravenous administration of medications to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic disorders, cancer, pain, and palliative care. BioScrip, Inc. offers its services at patientÂ’s homes, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, physicianÂ’s offices, and ambulatory infusion centres. The company markets and sells its products and services through sales and marketing representatives, payor relationships, and other government programs. BioScrip, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.