Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM) and Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE:PGND) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Fluidigm Corporation and Press Ganey Holdings’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fluidigm Corporation $96.72 million 1.58 -$62.62 million ($2.46) -2.11
Press Ganey Holdings N/A N/A N/A $0.51 79.41

Press Ganey Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Fluidigm Corporation. Fluidigm Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Press Ganey Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Fluidigm Corporation and Press Ganey Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fluidigm Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
Press Ganey Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A

Fluidigm Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 73.08%. Given Fluidigm Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fluidigm Corporation is more favorable than Press Ganey Holdings.

Volatility and Risk

Fluidigm Corporation has a beta of 3.36, indicating that its share price is 236% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Press Ganey Holdings has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Fluidigm Corporation and Press Ganey Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fluidigm Corporation -74.05% -121.04% -18.55%
Press Ganey Holdings 8.69% 5.46% 3.34%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.9% of Fluidigm Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Press Ganey Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Fluidigm Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of Press Ganey Holdings 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.

Summary

Press Ganey Holdings beats Fluidigm Corporation on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fluidigm Corporation Company Profile

Fluidigm Corporation creates, manufactures and markets technologies and life science tools focused on the exploration and analysis of single cells, as well as the industrial application of genomics, based upon the Company’s core microfluidics and mass cytometry technologies. The Company operates in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of life science tools for the life science and Ag-Bio industries segment. Its products include preparatory instruments, preparatory analytical instruments, analytical instruments, integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs), and assays and reagents. Its preparatory instruments include C1 Single-Cell Auto Prep System, Access Array System, Juno System and IFCs, and Callisto System and IFC. Its analytical instruments include Biomark HD System, EP1 System and Helios/CyTOF 2 System. Its assays and reagents include Delta Gene and SNP Type Assays, and Access Array Target-Specific Primers and Targeted Sequencing Prep Primers.

Press Ganey Holdings Company Profile

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. is a provider of patient experience and caregiver measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for healthcare organizations. The Company provides its clients with a digital platform that captures the perspectives of patients, physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees and enables its clients to benchmark, analyze and manage the patient and caregiver experience. Its solutions include Patient Experience Solutions, which include Patient experience measurement, insights and advisory services; Caregiver Engagement Solutions, which include Physician, nurse and employee engagement measurement, insights and advisory services; Clinical and Quality Solutions, which include nursing quality indicators, patient reported outcome measures, core measures and eMeasures, and Consulting Solutions, which include patient safety and care reliability, patient experience improvement, process flow, advanced analytics and insights and cultural alignment.

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