Critical Analysis: Streamline Health Solutions (STRM) and Its Competitors

Streamline Health Solutions (NASDAQ: STRM) is one of 50 public companies in the “Healthcare Facilities & Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Streamline Health Solutions to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.5% of Streamline Health Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of Streamline Health Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of shares of all “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Streamline Health Solutions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Streamline Health Solutions -24.50% -53.33% -15.25%
Streamline Health Solutions Competitors 9.73% 0.86% 0.87%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Streamline Health Solutions and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Streamline Health Solutions $26.32 million -$3.17 million -4.35
Streamline Health Solutions Competitors $6.06 billion $868.72 million 35.89

Streamline Health Solutions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Streamline Health Solutions. Streamline Health Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Streamline Health Solutions and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Streamline Health Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Streamline Health Solutions Competitors 264 1563 1960 38 2.46

As a group, “Healthcare Facilities & Services” companies have a potential downside of 8.75%. Given Streamline Health Solutions’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Streamline Health Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Streamline Health Solutions has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Streamline Health Solutions’ rivals have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Streamline Health Solutions rivals beat Streamline Health Solutions on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About Streamline Health Solutions

Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. is engaged in providing healthcare information technology through the licensing of its Electronic Health Information Management, Patient Financial, Coding and Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), and other Workflow software applications, and the use of such applications by software as a service. The Company also provides implementation and consulting services to complement its software solutions. The Company provides computer software-based solutions through its Looking Glass platform. The Company sells its solutions and services in North America to hospitals and health systems, including physician practices, through its direct sales force and its reseller partnerships. The Company’s software and services allow hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery systems in the United States and Canada to capture, store, manage, route, retrieve and process patient clinical, financial and other healthcare provider information.

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