HMS Holdings Corp (HMSY) and Its Competitors Critical Review

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) is one of 49 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare HMS Holdings Corp to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.9% of HMS Holdings Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.6% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of HMS Holdings Corp shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares HMS Holdings Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HMS Holdings Corp 4.94% 7.93% 4.93%
HMS Holdings Corp Competitors 7.15% 0.34% 0.78%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares HMS Holdings Corp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
HMS Holdings Corp $496.01 million $37.63 million 54.34
HMS Holdings Corp Competitors $6.37 billion $198.65 million 303.99

HMS Holdings Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than HMS Holdings Corp. HMS Holdings Corp 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for HMS Holdings Corp and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HMS Holdings Corp 0 2 4 1 2.86
HMS Holdings Corp Competitors 206 1383 1916 35 2.50

HMS Holdings Corp presently has a consensus price target of $21.21, indicating a potential upside of 34.61%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.68%. Given HMS Holdings Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe HMS Holdings Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

HMS Holdings Corp has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HMS Holdings Corp’s rivals have a beta of 0.86, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.


HMS Holdings Corp beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

HMS Holdings Corp Company Profile

HMS Holdings Corp. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the United States healthcare insurance benefit cost containment marketplace. It provides coordination of benefits services to government, and private healthcare payers and sponsors. Its payment integrity services ensure that healthcare claims billed are accurate and appropriate. It offers services to state Medicaid agencies, government health agencies and health plans, including Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and group and individual health lines of business; government and private employers; and other healthcare payers and sponsors, including child support agencies. It serves approximately 45 state Medicaid programs and the District of Columbia, and government health agencies, including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). It also provides services to approximately 250 health plans and supports their multiple lines of business.

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