Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) and Streamline Health Solutions (NASDAQ:STRM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Streamline Health Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited N/A N/A N/A
Streamline Health Solutions -24.50% -56.04% -15.49%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Streamline Health Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
Streamline Health Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Streamline Health Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited $65.54 million 2.51 -$37.71 million N/A N/A
Streamline Health Solutions $27.06 million 1.11 -$5.16 million ($0.31) -4.84

Streamline Health Solutions has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.6% of Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.8% of Streamline Health Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 26.1% of Streamline Health Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Streamline Health Solutions has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited beats Streamline Health Solutions on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited is engaged in the leasing of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment, the provision of management services to hospitals. The Company is also engaged in hospital operations. The Company’s segments are network and premium cancer hospital. The Company operates a network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China. Its network consists of approximately 130 cooperative centers based in over 70 hospitals, spanning approximately 60 cities across 25 provinces and administrative regions in China. Its network includes approximately 60 radiotherapy centers and over 60 diagnostic imaging centers and approximately seven centers. The Company’s cooperative centers are equipped with a primary unit of medical equipment, such as a linear accelerator, head gamma knife system, body gamma knife system, positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scanner or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.

About Streamline Health Solutions

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.

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