Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) & Accenture (ACN) Head-To-Head Review

Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ: HMNY) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accenture has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and Accenture’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Helios and Matheson Analytics $6.76 million 19.52 -$7.38 million ($4.59) -2.02
Accenture $36.77 billion 2.77 $3.45 billion $5.64 28.44

Accenture has higher revenue and earnings than Helios and Matheson Analytics. Helios and Matheson Analytics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Accenture, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Accenture pays an annual dividend of $2.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Helios and Matheson Analytics does not pay a dividend. Accenture pays out 47.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Accenture has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.4% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of Accenture shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Accenture shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and Accenture’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%
Accenture 9.43% 41.79% 17.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Helios and Matheson Analytics and Accenture, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Accenture 2 9 11 0 2.41

Helios and Matheson Analytics presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 169.98%. Accenture has a consensus target price of $155.86, indicating a potential downside of 2.83%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than Accenture.

Summary

Accenture beats Helios and Matheson Analytics on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Helios and Matheson Analytics Company Profile

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is an information technology services company. The Company offers its clients a suite of services of predictive analytics with technology. The Company provides offerings in the areas of application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure and information management, and analytics services. The Company offers an integrated service of Big Data technology, analytics, domain knowledge in the areas of financial services and healthcare, including data visualization. The Company’s clients operate in a range of industries with a concentration in the banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

Accenture Company Profile

Accenture plc is a professional services company serving clients in various industries and in geographic regions, including North America, Europe and Growth Markets. The Company provides management and technology consulting services. Its segments include Communications, Media and Technology; Financial Services; Health and Public Service; Products, and Resources. The Communications, Media & Technology segment serves communications, electronics, technology, media and entertainment industries. The Financial Services segment serves banking, capital markets and insurance industries. The Health & Public service segment serves healthcare payers and providers, and government departments and agencies, public service organizations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. The Products segment serves a set of interconnected consumer-relevant industries. The Resources segment serves chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries.

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