As valuation professionals, we actively follow publicly traded companies in the healthcare industry. These companies provide insight into how company management and investors evaluate the opportunities and risks faced by a particular industry. Challenges in the diagnostic imaging business are not unique; nearly all ancillary healthcare service companies are experiencing similar macroeconomic headwinds. However, ancillary healthcare stocks have continued to demonstrate gains.
Analysis of the fair market value of an imaging center requires the analysis of disparate sets of information regarding the environment in which the subject company operates. The valuation analyst will research various sources of economic and industry data, as well as obtaining company-specific information as part of the analysis.