Streamline Health Solutions (NASDAQ: STRM) and Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This table compares Streamline Health Solutions and Acadia Healthcare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Streamline Health Solutions||-24.50%||-56.04%||-15.49%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Streamline Health Solutions and Acadia Healthcare’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Streamline Health Solutions||$27.06 million||1.11||-$5.16 million||($0.31)||-4.84|
|Acadia Healthcare||$2.85 billion||0.88||$6.14 million||$1.97||14.43|
Acadia Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Streamline Health Solutions. Streamline Health Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Acadia Healthcare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Streamline Health Solutions has a beta of 0.17, meaning that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acadia Healthcare has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Streamline Health Solutions and Acadia Healthcare, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Streamline Health Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Acadia Healthcare has a consensus price target of $43.92, indicating a potential upside of 54.53%. Given Acadia Healthcare’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Acadia Healthcare is more favorable than Streamline Health Solutions.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
37.8% of Streamline Health Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 26.1% of Streamline Health Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of Acadia Healthcare shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Acadia Healthcare beats Streamline Health Solutions on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Streamline Health Solutions Company Profile
Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. is engaged in providing healthcare information technology through the licensing of its Electronic Health Information Management, Patient Financial, Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), and other Workflow software applications, and the use of such applications by software as a service. The Company also provides implementation and consulting services to complement its software solutions. The Company provides computer software-based solutions through its Looking Glass platform. The Company sells its solutions and services in North America to hospitals and health systems, including physician practices, through its direct sales force and its reseller partnerships. The Company’s software and services allow hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery systems in the United States and Canada to capture, store, manage, route, retrieve and process patient clinical, financial and other healthcare provider information.
Acadia Healthcare Company Profile
Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. is a provider of behavioral healthcare services, with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company focuses on acquiring and developing behavioral healthcare facilities. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Facilities and U.K. Facilities. The Company is engaged in operating acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and facilities providing outpatient behavioral healthcare services. As of December 31, 2016, the U.S. Facilities segment included 208 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 8,500 beds in 39 states and Puerto Rico, and the U.K. Facilities segment included 365 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 8,600 beds in the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operated 573 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 17,100 beds in 39 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.
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