Cotiviti Holdings (NASDAQ: COTV) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Cotiviti Holdings to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.2% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.7% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cotiviti Holdings and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cotiviti Holdings N/A N/A 32.18
Cotiviti Holdings Competitors $422.43 million -$16.79 million 419.40

Cotiviti Holdings’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cotiviti Holdings. Cotiviti Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Cotiviti Holdings and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cotiviti Holdings 0 3 5 0 2.63
Cotiviti Holdings Competitors 83 429 810 13 2.56

Cotiviti Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $40.67, suggesting a potential upside of 28.94%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 17.94%. Given Cotiviti Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cotiviti Holdings is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cotiviti Holdings 11.18% 7.68% 3.80%
Cotiviti Holdings Competitors -17.94% -12.29% -1.87%

Summary

Cotiviti Holdings beats its peers on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Cotiviti Holdings Company Profile

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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