Cancer Treatment (OTCMKTS:CTHZ) and Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
89.7% of Amedisys shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.1% of Cancer Treatment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Amedisys shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Cancer Treatment has a beta of -4.13, meaning that its share price is 513% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amedisys has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cancer Treatment and Amedisys’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Amedisys||$1.96 billion||4.18||$126.83 million||$4.40||57.20|
Amedisys has higher revenue and earnings than Cancer Treatment.
This table compares Cancer Treatment and Amedisys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cancer Treatment and Amedisys, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Amedisys has a consensus target price of $239.43, indicating a potential downside of 4.86%. Given Amedisys’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Amedisys is more favorable than Cancer Treatment.
Amedisys beats Cancer Treatment on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cancer Treatment
Cancer Treatment Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in providing IT-enabled services; the exploitation of an invention related to the on-site production of chlorine gas and related compounds; and providing radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, and other medical related services. The company, through a 50% interest in a joint venture, offers IT-enabled services, including medical transcriptions, billing and collecting, bookkeeping, and claims processing services. The company enables users to manufacture chlorine on-site and when needed through its device. It has a 51% interest in a radiation therapy center located in Logan, West Virginia. In addition, through its wholly owned subsidiary, CTI Management Corp., the company's president provides management services. The company is based in Carson City, Nevada.
Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care. The Home Health segment offers a range of services in the homes of individuals for the recovery of patients from surgery, chronic disability, or terminal illness, as well as prevents avoidable hospital readmissions through its skilled nurses, physical and speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and aides for its patients to complete their important personal tasks. The Hospice segment offers care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are dealing with a terminal illness, including heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. The Personal Care segment provides assistance for patients with the activities of daily living. As of February 27, 2019, the company owned and operated 472 care centers in 38 states. Amedisys, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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