Comparing SOC Telemed (NASDAQ:TLMD) & agilon health (NYSE:AGL)

SOC Telemed (NASDAQ:TLMD) and agilon health (NYSE:AGL) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SOC Telemed and agilon health’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SOC Telemed $57.99 million 4.90 -$49.85 million ($3.55) -0.80
agilon health $1.22 billion 9.99 -$60.05 million N/A N/A

SOC Telemed has higher earnings, but lower revenue than agilon health.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.4% of SOC Telemed shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.5% of agilon health shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of SOC Telemed shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for SOC Telemed and agilon health, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SOC Telemed 0 1 5 0 2.83
agilon health 0 0 10 0 3.00

SOC Telemed presently has a consensus target price of $8.20, indicating a potential upside of 188.73%. agilon health has a consensus target price of $41.67, indicating a potential upside of 33.80%. Given SOC Telemed’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SOC Telemed is more favorable than agilon health.

Profitability

This table compares SOC Telemed and agilon health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SOC Telemed -88.63% -66.37% -28.94%
agilon health N/A N/A N/A

Summary

agilon health beats SOC Telemed on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SOC Telemed

SOC Telemed, Inc. provides acute care telemedicine services and technology to hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and government organizations in the United States. The company's technology platform, Telemed IQ, provides telemedicine programs. Its telemedicine solutions include teleNeurology, telePulmonology, telePsychiatry, and teleICU. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Reston, Virginia.

About agilon health

agilon health, inc. offers healthcare services for seniors through primary care physicians in the communities of the United States. The company was formerly known as Agilon Health Topco, Inc. and changed its name to agilon health, inc. in March 2021. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Long Beach, California.

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