Financial Comparison: Talkspace (TALK) & Its Peers

Talkspace (OTCMKTS:TALKGet Rating) is one of 33 public companies in the “Health services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Talkspace to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Talkspace and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talkspace -69.57% -51.63% -43.57%
Talkspace Competitors -325.87% -481.74% -38.64%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

52.4% of Talkspace shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.6% of shares of all “Health services” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.0% of Talkspace shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.6% of shares of all “Health services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Talkspace has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talkspace’s peers have a beta of 1.48, meaning that their average share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Talkspace and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talkspace $113.67 million -$62.74 million -1.17
Talkspace Competitors $1.36 billion -$98.47 million 29.16

Talkspace’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Talkspace. Talkspace is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Talkspace and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talkspace 0 2 0 0 2.00
Talkspace Competitors 7 130 274 0 2.65

Talkspace currently has a consensus price target of $1.33, suggesting a potential upside of 115.05%. As a group, “Health services” companies have a potential upside of 118.79%. Given Talkspace’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Talkspace has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Talkspace peers beat Talkspace on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Talkspace

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Talkspace, Inc. operates as a virtual behavior healthcare company. It delivers healthcare through encrypted web and mobile platform. The company offers treatment options for every need, including psychiatry or adolescent, individual, or couples therapy. The members can send text, video, and voice messages to their therapists and engage in live video sessions. Talkspace, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

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