Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) and HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and HealthStream, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
HealthStream 0 3 3 0 2.50

HealthStream has a consensus price target of $25.17, indicating a potential upside of 5.12%. Given HealthStream’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HealthStream is more favorable than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.6% of Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.9% of HealthStream shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.5% of Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of HealthStream shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and HealthStream’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited $62.26 million 2.62 -$8.29 million N/A N/A
HealthStream $238.45 million 3.20 $23.61 million $0.14 171.00

HealthStream has higher revenue and earnings than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited.

Risk and Volatility

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HealthStream has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and HealthStream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A
HealthStream 1.85% 2.27% 1.65%

Summary

HealthStream beats Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited Company Profile

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited is engaged in the leasing of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment, the provision of management services to hospitals. The Company is also engaged in hospital operations. The Company’s segments are network and premium cancer hospital. The Company operates a network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China. Its network consists of approximately 130 cooperative centers based in over 70 hospitals, spanning approximately 60 cities across 25 provinces and administrative regions in China. Its network includes approximately 60 radiotherapy centers and over 60 diagnostic imaging centers and approximately seven centers. The Company’s cooperative centers are equipped with a primary unit of medical equipment, such as a linear accelerator, head gamma knife system, body gamma knife system, positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.

HealthStream Company Profile

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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