HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is one of 49 publicly-traded companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HealthStream to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares HealthStream and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HealthStream 1.85% 2.27% 1.65%
HealthStream Competitors 7.44% -0.14% 0.39%

Risk & Volatility

HealthStream has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HealthStream’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.9% of HealthStream shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 21.1% of HealthStream shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HealthStream and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
HealthStream $238.45 million $23.61 million 168.50
HealthStream Competitors $5.72 billion $906.68 million 38.05

HealthStream’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HealthStream. HealthStream is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for HealthStream and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HealthStream 0 3 3 0 2.50
HealthStream Competitors 180 1250 1784 31 2.51

HealthStream presently has a consensus price target of $25.17, suggesting a potential upside of 6.68%. As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.55%. Given HealthStream’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe HealthStream is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

HealthStream competitors beat HealthStream on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About HealthStream

HealthStream, Inc. (HealthStream) provides workforce, patient experience and provider solutions for healthcare organizations. The Company operates in three segments: HealthStream Workforce Solutions, HealthStream Patient Experience Solutions and HealthStream Provider Solutions. HealthStream’s products and services are organized into three segments: Workforce Solutions, Patient Experience Solutions, and Provider Solutions. HealthStream’s solutions are provided to a range of customers within the healthcare industry across the continuum of care. Delivered primarily as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the Company’s solutions focus on challenges facing the healthcare workforce and healthcare organizations, including the need to manage, retain, engage and develop healthcare workforce talent; meet compliance requirements; manage ongoing medical staff credentialing and privileging processes, and deliver patient experiences of care in healthcare organizations.

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