Head-To-Head Contrast: Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) versus Rennova Health (OTCMKTS:RNVAD)

Rennova Health (OTCMKTS:RNVAD) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rennova Health and Universal Health Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rennova Health $7.20 million 0.00 -$18.34 million N/A N/A
Universal Health Services $11.56 billion 1.06 $943.95 million $11.12 13.20

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Rennova Health.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Rennova Health and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rennova Health 0 0 0 0 N/A
Universal Health Services 4 2 7 0 2.23

Universal Health Services has a consensus target price of $158.67, indicating a potential upside of 8.07%. Given Universal Health Services’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Universal Health Services is more favorable than Rennova Health.

Profitability

This table compares Rennova Health and Universal Health Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rennova Health -254.69% N/A -116.51%
Universal Health Services 8.88% 16.97% 8.30%

Volatility & Risk

Rennova Health has a beta of -1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 260% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Services has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.2% of Universal Health Services shares are held by institutional investors. 55.5% of Rennova Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of Universal Health Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Rennova Health on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rennova Health Company Profile

Rennova Health, Inc. provides diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers. The Company’s solutions include diagnostic solutions, revenue cycle management, healthcare software solutions, financial services, diagnostic laboratory testing and analytics for precision medicine, electronic health records and other software services. Rennova Health, Inc., formerly known as CollabRx, Inc., is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Universal Health Services Company Profile

Universal Health Services, Inc. operates as a healthcare management company, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, and outpatient facilities. It operates through the following segments: Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other. The Other segment consists of centralized services such as information technology, purchasing, reimbursement, accounting and finance, taxation, legal, advertising, and design and construction. The company was founded by Alan B. Miller in 1979 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.

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