Analyzing Talkspace (TALK) and The Competition

Talkspace (OTCMKTS:TALKGet Rating) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Health services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Talkspace to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Talkspace and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talkspace -69.57% -51.63% -43.57%
Talkspace Competitors -325.87% -676.77% -37.31%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Talkspace and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talkspace $113.67 million -$62.74 million -1.37
Talkspace Competitors $1.36 billion -$98.47 million 31.44

Talkspace’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Talkspace. Talkspace is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.4% of Talkspace shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.6% of shares of all “Health services” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.0% of Talkspace shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.6% of shares of all “Health services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Talkspace and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talkspace 0 1 0 0 2.00
Talkspace Competitors 7 131 277 0 2.65

Talkspace presently has a consensus price target of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 37.31%. As a group, “Health services” companies have a potential upside of 87.24%. Given Talkspace’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Talkspace has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Talkspace has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talkspace’s peers have a beta of 1.19, meaning that their average stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Talkspace peers beat Talkspace on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Talkspace Company Profile

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Talkspace, Inc. operates as a virtual behavior healthcare company. It delivers healthcare through encrypted web and mobile platform. The company offers treatment options for every need, including psychiatry or adolescent, individual, or couples therapy. The members can send text, video, and voice messages to their therapists and engage in live video sessions. Talkspace, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

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