Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH) and NantHealth (NASDAQ:NH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Evolent Health and NantHealth’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evolent Health -15.86% -5.05% -3.96%
NantHealth -225.76% -46.09% -25.23%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Evolent Health and NantHealth, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evolent Health 0 0 13 0 3.00
NantHealth 0 0 4 0 3.00

Evolent Health presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 114.56%. NantHealth has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 178.64%. Given NantHealth’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe NantHealth is more favorable than Evolent Health.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Evolent Health and NantHealth’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Evolent Health $254.19 million 3.97 -$159.74 million ($1.13) -11.55
NantHealth $100.38 million 3.49 -$184.10 million ($1.46) -2.21

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.4% of Evolent Health shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.1% of NantHealth shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of Evolent Health shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 58.0% of NantHealth shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Evolent Health beats NantHealth on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Evolent Health Company Profile

Evolent Health, Inc. is engaged in healthcare delivery and payment. The Company supports health systems and physician organizations in their migration toward value-based care and population health management. The Company provides an end-to-end, technology-enabled services platform for providers. The Company’s platform, powered by its technology, processes and integrated services, enables providers to migrate their economic orientation from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to payment models that reward value-based payment models. The Company’s services include providing its customers, with a population management platform, integrated data and analytics capabilities, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and comprehensive health plan administration services. Its value-based operations are empowered and supported by Identifi. Identifi is the Company’s technology platform that aggregates and analyzes data, manages care workflows and engages patients.

NantHealth Company Profile

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.

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