Comparing Babylon (NYSE:BBLN) and Talkspace (OTCMKTS:TALK)

Talkspace (OTCMKTS:TALKGet Rating) and Babylon (NYSE:BBLNGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Talkspace and Babylon, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talkspace 0 4 2 0 2.33
Babylon 0 2 3 0 2.60

Talkspace currently has a consensus target price of $4.73, suggesting a potential upside of 224.20%. Babylon has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 385.71%. Given Babylon’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Babylon is more favorable than Talkspace.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.2% of Talkspace shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.5% of Babylon shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Talkspace and Babylon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talkspace N/A -42.71% -22.37%
Babylon N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Talkspace and Babylon’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Talkspace $113.67 million 1.98 -$62.74 million N/A N/A
Babylon $322.92 million 0.23 -$374.51 million N/A N/A

Talkspace has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Babylon.


Babylon beats Talkspace on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Talkspace Company Profile (Get Rating)

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.

Babylon Company Profile (Get Rating)

Babylon Holdings Limited operates as a digital healthcare company. The company provides assistance to navigate the health system by connecting patients digitally to the clinicians. It operates in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Asia Pacific, Canada, and internationally. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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