Catamaran (CTRX) vs. The Competition Head to Head Analysis

Catamaran (NASDAQ: CTRX) is one of 13 public companies in the “Managed Health Care” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Catamaran to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.6% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of shares of all “Managed Health Care” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Catamaran has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its stock price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Catamaran’s competitors have a beta of 0.70, indicating that their average stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Catamaran and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Catamaran 1.66% 6.54% 4.25%
Catamaran Competitors 1.83% 11.42% 3.50%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Catamaran and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Catamaran N/A N/A 37.48
Catamaran Competitors $50.73 billion $1.52 billion 10.10

Catamaran’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Catamaran. Catamaran is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Catamaran and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Catamaran 0 0 0 0 N/A
Catamaran Competitors 81 943 1498 26 2.58

As a group, “Managed Health Care” companies have a potential downside of 1.93%. Given Catamaran’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Catamaran has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Catamaran competitors beat Catamaran on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About Catamaran

Catamaran Corporation (Catamaran) is a provider of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and healthcare information technology (HCIT) solutions to the healthcare benefit management industry. The Company operates in two segments: PBM and HCIT. The Company offers PBM services, which are marketed under the Catamaran PBM brand, and is engaged in owning and operating a network of mail and specialty pharmacies. In addition, the Company is a national provider of drug benefits to its customers under the federal government’s Medicare Part D program. The Company’s HCIT product offerings include a range of software products for managing prescription drug programs and for drug prescribing and dispensing. The Company’s customers include organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as pharmacy benefit managers, managed care organizations, self-insured employer groups, unions, third-party healthcare plan administrators, and state and federal government entities.

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