Castlight Health (NYSE: CSLT) and Complete Genomics (NASDAQ:GNOM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.6% of Castlight Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.4% of Castlight Health 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.

Profitability

This table compares Castlight Health and Complete Genomics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Castlight Health -45.14% -32.57% -22.14%
Complete Genomics N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Castlight Health and Complete Genomics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Castlight Health $101.70 million 5.00 -$58.54 million ($0.48) -7.92
Complete Genomics N/A N/A N/A ($2.35) -1.34

Complete Genomics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Castlight Health. Castlight Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Complete Genomics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Castlight Health and Complete Genomics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Castlight Health 1 3 3 0 2.29
Complete Genomics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Castlight Health presently has a consensus target price of $5.34, suggesting a potential upside of 40.57%. Given Castlight Health’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Castlight Health is more favorable than Complete Genomics.

Summary

Castlight Health beats Complete Genomics on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Castlight Health Company Profile

Castlight Health, Inc. offers a health benefits platform that engages employees to make healthcare decisions, and enables employers to communicate and measure their benefit programs. The Company operates through cloud-based products segment. Its technology offering aggregates data and applies analytics to make healthcare data transparent. Its products deliver employee engagement and enable employers to integrate benefit programs into a single platform available to employees and their families. Its health benefits platform engages external data and its substantial user base to provide a single, end-to-end solution that engages employees through personalized and relevant communications. Its offering provides employers the opportunity to communicate, measure, and get value out of their benefits and programs on a real-time basis. It offers cross-sell products, such as Castlight Action, Castlight Pharmacy, Castlight Dental, Castlight Elevate, Castlight Protect and Castlight Rewards.

Complete Genomics Company Profile

Complete Genomics, Inc. is a life sciences company that has developed and commercialized a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing platform. Its complete genomics analysis platform (CGA) Platform, combines its human genome sequencing technology with its advanced informatics and data management software and its end-to-end, outsourced service model to provide its customers with data that is ready to be used for genome-based research. Its genome sequencing center combines a high-throughput sample preparation facility, a collection of its high-throughput sequencing instruments and a large- scale data center. Its customers include some of the global academic and government research centers and biopharmaceutical companies. Effective March 18, 2013, BGI-Shenzhen announced that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beta Acquisition Corporation, it has completed the acquisition of the Company.

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