Financial Contrast: CVS Health (CVS) and HS SPINCO INC/SH (CVET)

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CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and HS SPINCO INC/SH (NASDAQ:CVET) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares CVS Health and HS SPINCO INC/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CVS Health 1.65% 18.69% 5.61%
HS SPINCO INC/SH N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for CVS Health and HS SPINCO INC/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CVS Health 0 3 13 0 2.81
HS SPINCO INC/SH 0 0 1 0 3.00

CVS Health currently has a consensus target price of $88.27, suggesting a potential upside of 37.44%. Given CVS Health’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CVS Health is more favorable than HS SPINCO INC/SH.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CVS Health and HS SPINCO INC/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CVS Health $184.77 billion 0.35 $6.62 billion $5.90 10.88
HS SPINCO INC/SH N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CVS Health has higher revenue and earnings than HS SPINCO INC/SH.

Dividends

CVS Health pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. HS SPINCO INC/SH does not pay a dividend. CVS Health pays out 33.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.6% of CVS Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of CVS Health shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CVS Health beats HS SPINCO INC/SH on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CVS Health

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order, specialty pharmacy and infusion services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans, plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Specialty, AccordantCare, SilverScript, Wellpartner, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and ACS Pharmacy names. As of December 31, 2017, it had 23 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 18 specialty mail order pharmacies and 4 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as offers photo finishing services. It has 9,803 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, CVS Pharmacy y más, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 37 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

About HS SPINCO INC/SH

There is no company description available for Covetrus Inc.

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