Head-To-Head Analysis: NantHealth (NH) and Cotiviti Holdings (COTV)

NantHealth (NASDAQ: NH) and Cotiviti Holdings (NYSE:COTV) 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.

Volatility and Risk

NantHealth has a beta of -1.32, indicating that its stock price is 232% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cotiviti Holdings has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NantHealth and Cotiviti Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NantHealth $100.38 million 3.56 -$184.10 million ($1.78) -1.85
Cotiviti Holdings $625.16 million 4.69 $48.85 million $0.97 32.75

Cotiviti Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than NantHealth. NantHealth is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cotiviti Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for NantHealth and Cotiviti Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NantHealth 0 0 4 0 3.00
Cotiviti Holdings 0 3 6 0 2.67

NantHealth presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 172.73%. Cotiviti Holdings has a consensus target price of $41.29, suggesting a potential upside of 29.95%. Given NantHealth’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe NantHealth is more favorable than Cotiviti Holdings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.1% of NantHealth shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.0% of Cotiviti Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of Cotiviti Holdings 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.

Profitability

This table compares NantHealth and Cotiviti Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NantHealth -225.76% -46.09% -25.23%
Cotiviti Holdings 13.86% 13.61% 6.62%

Summary

Cotiviti Holdings beats NantHealth on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NantHealth

NantHealth, Inc. is a healthcare cloud-based information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in converging science and technology through a single integrated clinical platform, to provide actionable health information at the point of care. The Company offers the Genomic Proteomic Spectrometry (GPS) Cancer test, a molecular test and decision support solution that measures the proteins present in the patient’s tumor tissue, combined with whole genomic and transcriptomic sequencing of tumor and normal samples. The Company also offers Nant Operating System (NantOS) and NantOS applications to healthcare providers and payors, self-insured employers and biopharmaceutical companies. It offers CLINICS, an integrated solution that includes GPS Cancer, NantOS and the NantOS applications. The CLINICS solution includes System Infrastructure, Knowledge Platform, Provider Platform and Payor Platform.

About Cotiviti Holdings

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. is a provider of analytics-driven payment accuracy solutions. The Company focuses primarily on the healthcare sector. The Company operates through two segments: Healthcare, and Global Retail and Other. Through its Healthcare segment, the Company offers prospective and retrospective claims accuracy solutions to healthcare payers in the United States. The Company also provides analytics-based solutions unrelated to its healthcare payment accuracy solutions in the United States. Through its Global Retail and Other segment, the Company provides retrospective claims accuracy solutions to retailers primarily in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as solutions that manage payment networks for a range of clients. The Company leverages its technology platform, configurable analytics, information assets and expertise in healthcare reimbursement to help its clients develop their claims payment accuracy.

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