Ethema Health (OTCMKTS:GRST) and Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
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This table compares Ethema Health and Community Health Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Community Health Systems||2.98%||-12.92%||1.36%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ethema Health and Community Health Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ethema Health||$340,000.00||22.60||$3.09 million||N/A||N/A|
|Community Health Systems||$11.79 billion||0.14||$511.00 million||$0.45||27.87|
Community Health Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Ethema Health.
Risk & Volatility
Ethema Health has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Community Health Systems has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ethema Health and Community Health Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Community Health Systems||1||5||2||0||2.13|
Community Health Systems has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.64%. Given Community Health Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Community Health Systems is more favorable than Ethema Health.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.1% of Ethema Health shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.4% of Community Health Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.1% of Ethema Health shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.1% of Community Health Systems 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.
Community Health Systems beats Ethema Health on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ethema Health
Ethema Health Corp. engages in the development and operations of medical clinics. It operates through Rental Operations and In-Patient segments. The Rental Operations segment focuses in the leasing of rehabilitation facility to third parties. The In-Patient segment comprises of rehabilitation services to customers. The company was founded on April 1, 1993 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL.
About Community Health Systems
Community Health Systems, Inc. engages in the management and operations of hospitals. It operates general acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The company was founded in March 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, TN.