Critical Review: Press Ganey Holdings (PGND) vs. Cotiviti Holdings (COTV)

Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) and Cotiviti Holdings (NASDAQ:COTV) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Press Ganey Holdings and Cotiviti Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Press Ganey Holdings 0 2 0 0 2.00
Cotiviti Holdings 0 3 5 0 2.63

Cotiviti Holdings has a consensus target price of $41.20, suggesting a potential upside of 14.44%. Given Cotiviti Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cotiviti Holdings is more favorable than Press Ganey Holdings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Press Ganey Holdings and Cotiviti Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Press Ganey Holdings N/A N/A N/A $0.51 79.41
Cotiviti Holdings $651.90 million 5.09 $222.12 million N/A N/A

Cotiviti Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Press Ganey Holdings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.9% of Press Ganey Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Press Ganey Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Press Ganey Holdings and Cotiviti Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Press Ganey Holdings 8.69% 5.46% 3.34%
Cotiviti Holdings 12.58% 8.55% 4.19%


Cotiviti Holdings beats Press Ganey Holdings on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Press Ganey Holdings Company Profile

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. is a provider of patient experience and caregiver measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for healthcare organizations. The Company provides its clients with a digital platform that captures the perspectives of patients, physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees and enables its clients to benchmark, analyze and manage the patient and caregiver experience. Its solutions include Patient Experience Solutions, which include Patient experience measurement, insights and advisory services; Caregiver Engagement Solutions, which include Physician, nurse and employee engagement measurement, insights and advisory services; Clinical and Quality Solutions, which include nursing quality indicators, patient reported outcome measures, core measures and eMeasures, and Consulting Solutions, which include patient safety and care reliability, patient experience improvement, process flow, advanced analytics and insights and cultural alignment.

Cotiviti Holdings Company Profile

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. is a provider of analytics-driven payment accuracy solutions. The Company focuses primarily on the healthcare sector. The Company operates through two segments: Healthcare, and Global Retail and Other. Through its Healthcare segment, the Company offers prospective and retrospective claims accuracy solutions to healthcare payers in the United States. The Company also provides analytics-based solutions unrelated to its healthcare payment accuracy solutions in the United States. Through its Global Retail and Other segment, the Company provides retrospective claims accuracy solutions to retailers primarily in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as solutions that manage payment networks for a range of clients. The Company leverages its technology platform, configurable analytics, information assets and expertise in healthcare reimbursement to help its clients develop their claims payment accuracy.

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