Cotiviti (NYSE: 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 to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Cotiviti and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cotiviti||$625.16 million||$48.85 million||33.10|
|Cotiviti Competitors||$413.57 million||-$24.55 million||414.41|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
86.2% of Cotiviti shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.9% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of Cotiviti shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Cotiviti and its peers’ 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, meaning that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cotiviti’s peers have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Cotiviti and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cotiviti presently has a consensus price target of $40.38, indicating a potential upside of 25.74%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.16%. Given Cotiviti’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cotiviti is more favorable than its peers.
Cotiviti beats its peers on 8 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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