Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.9% of Chemed Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.1% of Cancer Genetics shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Chemed Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.3% of Cancer Genetics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Chemed Corp. and Cancer Genetics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Chemed Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Cancer Genetics does not pay a dividend. Chemed Corp. pays out 28.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cancer Genetics has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
Volatility and Risk
Chemed Corp. has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cancer Genetics has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Chemed Corp. and Cancer Genetics, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Chemed Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $217.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.55%. Cancer Genetics has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 118.18%. Given Cancer Genetics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cancer Genetics is more favorable than Chemed Corp..
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Chemed Corp. and Cancer Genetics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Chemed Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Cancer Genetics. Cancer Genetics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Chemed Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Chemed Corp. beats Cancer Genetics on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Chemed Corp.
Chemed Corporation purchases, operates and divests subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. The Company operates through two segments: the VITAS segment (VITAS) and the Roto-Rooter segment (Roto-Rooter). The Company’s VITAS provides hospice and palliative care services to its patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy and volunteers. VITAS is the provider of hospice services in an industry dominated primarily by small, non-profit, community-based hospices. VITAS provides hospice care to Medicare beneficiaries participating in these managed care programs. A portion of its VITAS business is operated in the state of Florida. The Roto-Rooter segment provides plumbing, drain cleaning, water restoration and other related services to both residential and commercial customers.
About Cancer Genetics
Cancer Genetics, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is engaged in the field of personalized medicine. The Company offers diagnostic products and services that enable precision medicine in the field of oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics. The Company offers a range of laboratory services that provide genomic and biomarker information. Its Select One Clinical Trials program provides a range of integrated and dynamic clinical trial services for both oncology and non-oncology genetic testing for Phase I-III trials along with ancillary services, including bioinformatics, biorepository and trials logistic support. The Company is developing a global footprint with locations in the United States, India and China. It also offers a portfolio of genotyping services, with access to over 400 validated genotyping assays, including Phase I and Phase II drug metabolizing enzymes, transporters, and receptors, and over 30 validated gene expression assays.
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