Cotiviti (COTV) & Its Rivals Critical Comparison
Cotiviti (NYSE: COTV) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cotiviti to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.2% of Cotiviti shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of Cotiviti shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.5% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Cotiviti and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Cotiviti has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cotiviti’s rivals have a beta of 1.15, indicating that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Cotiviti and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cotiviti currently has a consensus target price of $41.29, suggesting a potential upside of 30.24%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.03%. Given Cotiviti’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cotiviti is more favorable than its rivals.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cotiviti and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cotiviti||$625.16 million||$48.85 million||32.68|
|Cotiviti Competitors||$413.57 million||-$24.55 million||399.49|
Cotiviti has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Cotiviti is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Cotiviti beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
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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