Critical Contrast: Aeon Global Health (AGHC) and Its Competitors

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Aeon Global Health (OTCMKTS: AGHC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Aeon Global Health to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Aeon Global Health and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aeon Global Health -43.04% -337.14% -61.39%
Aeon Global Health Competitors -96.47% -227.70% -36.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Aeon Global Health and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aeon Global Health 0 0 1 0 3.00
Aeon Global Health Competitors 132 559 661 36 2.43

As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential upside of 1.20%. Given Aeon Global Health’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aeon Global Health has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.5% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of Aeon Global Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aeon Global Health and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Aeon Global Health $16.30 million -$8.00 million -0.57
Aeon Global Health Competitors $1.13 billion $90.54 million 493.86

Aeon Global Health’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Aeon Global Health. Aeon Global Health 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.

Risk and Volatility

Aeon Global Health has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aeon Global Health’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, suggesting that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aeon Global Health rivals beat Aeon Global Health on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Aeon Global Health Company Profile

AEON Global Health Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides various clinical laboratory testing services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Laboratory Testing Services and Web-Based Software. Its laboratory testing services include the testing of an individual's blood, urine, or saliva for the presence of drugs or chemicals, as well as the patient's DNA profile. The company primarily offers medical toxicology, DNA pharmacogenomics, cancer genetic testing, and molecular biology tests. It also provides Web-based services as software as a service for Web-based revenue cycle management applications; and telehealth products and services that enable healthcare organizations to coordinate care for patients, and enhance related administrative and clinical workflows, and compliance with regulatory requirements. In addition, AEON Global Health Corp. offers post contract customer support services. The company was formerly known as Authentidate Holding Corp. and changed its name to AEON Global Health Corp. in January 2018. AEON Global Health Corp. is based in Gainesville, Georgia.

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