HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) and Interxion (NYSE:INXN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares HealthStream and Interxion’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HealthStream||$247.66 million||3.20||$10.00 million||$0.27||90.85|
|Interxion||$552.66 million||8.33||$47.70 million||$0.69||93.54|
Interxion has higher revenue and earnings than HealthStream. HealthStream is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Interxion, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares HealthStream and Interxion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
HealthStream has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Interxion has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for HealthStream and Interxion, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
HealthStream currently has a consensus price target of $25.67, suggesting a potential upside of 4.63%. Interxion has a consensus price target of $65.20, suggesting a potential upside of 1.02%. Given HealthStream’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe HealthStream is more favorable than Interxion.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
71.3% of HealthStream shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.5% of Interxion shares are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of HealthStream shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Interxion beats HealthStream on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
HealthStream, Inc. provides workforce and provider solutions to the healthcare organizations in the United States. It operates in HealthStream Workforce Solutions and HealthStream Provider Solutions segments. The company offers workforce development solutions comprising software-as-a-service (SaaS) and subscription-based products to meet talent management, training, certification, competency assessment, performance appraisal, and development needs, as well as training, implementation, and account management services. It also provides applications for recruiting and applicant tracking; learning; performance appraisal; compensation management; succession planning; competency management; credentialing and privileging; provider enrollment; disclosure management; clinical development; simulation-based education; and industry-sponsored training. In addition, the company offers EchoCredentialing, a platform that manages medical staff credentialing and privileging processes; EchoOneApp, an enrollment platform; and EchoAccess, a platform that supports hospital call centers. Further, it provides Verity, a SaaS-based credentialing, privileging, and enrollment solution. The company markets its products and services to healthcare industry, including private, not for profit, and government entities, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies. HealthStream, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
InterXion Holding N.V. provides carrier and cloud neutral colocation data center services in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe. The company enables its customers to connect to a range of telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers, and other customers. Its data centers acts as content, cloud, and connectivity hubs that facilitate the processing, storage, sharing, and distribution of data, content, and applications between its customers. The company offers colocation services, including space and power to deploy IT infrastructure in its data centers; power backup services; and connectivity services that allow its customers to connect their IT infrastructure to exchange traffic and access cloud platforms, as well as installs and manages physical connections running from its customers' equipment to the equipment of its telecommunications carriers, Internet exchange customers, and other customers. It also provides managed services comprising systems monitoring, systems management, engineering support services, data back-up, and storage services. The company offers its services to digital media and distribution, enterprises, financial services sectors, system integrators, cloud providers, and connectivity providers through direct sales forces, as well as through tradeshows, networking events, and industry seminars. As of December 31, 2016, it operated through 45 carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centers in 13 metropolitan areas in 11 countries. In addition, the company is involved in real estate management/holding businesses. InterXion Holding N.V. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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