Comparing Catasys (NASDAQ:CATS) and Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO)

Catasys (NASDAQ:CATS) and Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Catasys and Livongo Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Catasys -58.01% N/A -149.25%
Livongo Health N/A N/A N/A



Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Catasys and Livongo Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Catasys 0 0 3 0 3.00
Livongo Health 0 2 8 0 2.80

Catasys presently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.31%. Livongo Health has a consensus target price of $44.20, suggesting a potential upside of 24.68%. Given Catasys’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Catasys is more favorable than Livongo Health.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Catasys and Livongo Health’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Catasys $15.18 million 16.92 -$14.21 million ($0.89) -17.44
Livongo Health N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Livongo Health has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Catasys.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.3% of Catasys shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.8% of Catasys shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Catasys beats Livongo Health on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Catasys Company Profile

Catasys, Inc. provides big data predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and telehealth, combined with human intervention services to health plans and other third party payors. It offers OnTrak solution to improve treatment outcomes and lower the utilization of medical and behavioral health plan services. The company's OnTrak solution includes medical and psychosocial interventions; and a proprietary Web based clinical information platform and database, psychosocial programs, and integrated care coaching services. Its OnTrak solution combines medical and psychosocial treatments with elements of traditional disease management, case management, and ongoing member support to help organizations treat and manage populations struggling with substance dependence, depression, and anxiety to improve their health and thereby decrease their health care costs. Catasys, Inc.'s OnTrak solution includes various components, such as identification of impactable members, member engagement, enrollment/referral, provider network, outpatient medical treatment, outpatient psychosocial treatment, care coaching, monitoring and reporting, and proprietary Web-based clinical information platform. The company was formerly known as Hythiam, Inc. and changed its name to Catasys, Inc. in March 2011. Catasys, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Livongo Health Company Profile

Livongo Health, Inc. provides an integrated suite of solutions for the healthcare industry in North America. It solutions promote health behavior change based on real-time data capture supported by intuitive devices and insights driven by data science. The company offers a platform that provides cellular-connected devices, supplies, informed coaching, data science-enabled insights, and facilitates access to medications. Its products include Livongo for Diabetes, Livongo for Hypertension, Livongo for Prediabetes and Weight Management, and Livongo for Behavioral Health by myStrength. The company was formerly known as EosHealth, Inc. and changed its name to Livongo Health, Inc. in 2014. Livongo Health, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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