Reviewing Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) and HealthWarehouse.com (HEWA)

Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE: DPLO) and HealthWarehouse.com (OTCMKTS:HEWA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Diplomat Pharmacy has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HealthWarehouse.com has a beta of -4.22, suggesting that its stock price is 522% less volatile than the S&P 500.



Profitability

This table compares Diplomat Pharmacy and HealthWarehouse.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diplomat Pharmacy 0.35% 8.89% 4.47%
HealthWarehouse.com N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Diplomat Pharmacy and HealthWarehouse.com’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diplomat Pharmacy $4.49 billion 0.33 $15.51 million $0.84 23.57
HealthWarehouse.com $14.85 million 1.92 $370,000.00 N/A N/A

Diplomat Pharmacy has higher revenue and earnings than HealthWarehouse.com.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Diplomat Pharmacy and HealthWarehouse.com, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diplomat Pharmacy 0 6 5 0 2.45
HealthWarehouse.com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Diplomat Pharmacy currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 28.79%. Given Diplomat Pharmacy’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Diplomat Pharmacy is more favorable than HealthWarehouse.com.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.7% of Diplomat Pharmacy shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.2% of Diplomat Pharmacy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of HealthWarehouse.com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Diplomat Pharmacy beats HealthWarehouse.com on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diplomat Pharmacy Company Profile

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. operates as an independent specialty pharmacy in the United States. The company stocks, dispenses, and distributes prescriptions for various biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical manufacturers. It also provides specialty infusion pharmacy, patient care coordination, clinical, compliance and persistency program, patient financial assistance, specialty pharmacy training/consulting, benefits investigation, prior authorization, risk evaluation and medication strategy, retail specialty, and hub services, as well as clinical and administrative support services to hospitals and health systems. The company's primary focus is on medication management programs for individuals with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, specialized infusion therapy, and various other serious or long-term conditions. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Flint, Michigan.

HealthWarehouse.com Company Profile

HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. is an online pharmacy that is focused on the out-of-pocket prescription drug market. The Company is licensed as a mail-order pharmacy. HealthWarehouse.com is a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Websites (VIPPS) and is the VIPPS accredited pharmacy that processes out-of-pocket prescriptions online. The Company markets a range of generic, brand name and pet prescription medications, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medications and products. The Company sells directly to individual consumers who purchase prescription medications and OTC products over the Internet. The Company ships its products to approximately 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States Territories, and army post office/fleet post office (APO/FPO) military and embassy addresses. The Company processes all orders from its distribution center in Florence, Kentucky.

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