Apollo Medical (NASDAQ:AMEH) and Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
Risk & Volatility
Apollo Medical has a beta of -1.08, indicating that its share price is 208% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huron Consulting Group has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Apollo Medical and Huron Consulting Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Huron Consulting Group||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Huron Consulting Group has a consensus price target of $58.33, suggesting a potential upside of 17.54%. Given Huron Consulting Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Huron Consulting Group is more favorable than Apollo Medical.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Apollo Medical and Huron Consulting Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Apollo Medical||$519.91 million||1.37||$10.84 million||$0.29||68.72|
|Huron Consulting Group||$878.00 million||1.29||$13.65 million||$2.08||23.86|
Huron Consulting Group has higher revenue and earnings than Apollo Medical. Huron Consulting Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apollo Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Apollo Medical and Huron Consulting Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Huron Consulting Group||2.27%||9.53%||4.82%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
6.8% of Apollo Medical shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.5% of Huron Consulting Group shares are held by institutional investors. 20.5% of Apollo Medical shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Huron Consulting Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Huron Consulting Group beats Apollo Medical on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Apollo Medical Company Profile
Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., an integrated health care delivery and management company, provides medical care services. The company offers care coordination services to principal constituents of the healthcare delivery system, including patients, families, primary care physicians, specialists, acute care hospitals, alternative sites of inpatient care, physician groups, and health plans. Its physician network consists of primary care physicians, specialist physicians, and hospitalists. The company serves the patients, primarily covered by private or public insurance, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and health maintenance organizations; and non-insured patients in California. Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. is based in Alhambra, California.
Huron Consulting Group Company Profile
Huron Consulting Group Inc., a professional services firm, provides advisory, technology, and analytic solutions in the United States and internationally. Its Healthcare segment provides advisory services in the areas of strategy, care transformation, financial and operational excellence, technology and analytics, and leadership development to national and regional hospitals, integrated health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and medical groups. The company's Education segment offers consulting and technology solutions related to business and technology strategy, financial management, operational and organizational effectiveness, research administration, and regulatory compliance for higher education institutions and academic medical centers. Its Business Advisory segment provides capital advisory, transaction advisory, operational improvement, restructuring and turnaround, valuation, and dispute advisory services; technology and analytic solutions that enable organizations to manage their financial performance, operational efficiency, and client or stakeholder experience; and strategic solutions to pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. This segment provides its services to organizations, not-for-profit organizations, lending institutions, law firms, investment banks, and private equity firms. The company serves the healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device, financial services, energy and utilities, retail, aerospace, automotive, technology, telecommunications, consumer products, governmental, metals and mining, engineering and construction, hospitality and gaming, logistics, and manufacturing industries. Huron Consulting Group Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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