Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) and Iteknik (OTCMKTS:ITKH) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Cerner has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iteknik has a beta of -1.25, meaning that its stock price is 225% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Cerner and Iteknik’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cerner||$5.37 billion||3.45||$630.05 million||$2.21||25.86|
Cerner has higher revenue and earnings than Iteknik.
This table compares Cerner and Iteknik’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.9% of Cerner shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Cerner shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cerner and Iteknik, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cerner presently has a consensus target price of $67.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.26%. Given Cerner’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Cerner is more favorable than Iteknik.
Cerner beats Iteknik on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cerner Company Profile
Cerner Corporation provides health care information technology solutions and services in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, a person-centric computing framework, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual's electronic health record (EHR) at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care, as well as EHR agnostic platform, CareAware that facilitates connectivity of health care devices to EHRs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental, connectivity, population health, and care coordination solutions; and various complementary services, including support, hosting, managed, implementation, and strategic consulting services. Further, it provides various services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management, revenue cycle, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third party administrator services; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. It serves integrated delivery networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. It has a strategic collaboration with Christiana Care Health System to provide a weight loss surgery program. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.
Iteknik Company Profile
iTeknik Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary, Send Global Corporation, provides wholesale and retail telecommunications services and products worldwide. Its services include voice over Internet protocol origination and termination; A-Z routing and switching; wholesale carrier routing services; Web-based reseller solutions; prepaid calling solutions; international cellular calling; and retail point of sale solutions. The company serves B2B carriers, telecom resellers, retail outlets, and consumers through Websites, such as MyMobile011.com, GreatMinutes.com, AloBilady.com, IndiaMinutes.com, and MexicoMinutes.com. iTeknik Holding Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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