Comparing UpHealth (NYSE:UPH) and Talkspace (OTCMKTS:TALK)

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for UpHealth and Talkspace, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
UpHealth 0 1 4 0 2.80
Talkspace 0 4 2 0 2.33

UpHealth currently has a consensus target price of $8.38, suggesting a potential upside of 1,071.00%. Talkspace has a consensus target price of $4.73, suggesting a potential upside of 287.98%. Given UpHealth’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe UpHealth is more favorable than Talkspace.

Volatility & Risk

UpHealth has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talkspace has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares UpHealth and Talkspace’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
UpHealth $123.79 million 0.83 -$340.90 million N/A N/A
Talkspace $113.67 million 1.66 -$62.74 million ($1.41) -0.87

Talkspace has lower revenue, but higher earnings than UpHealth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.1% of UpHealth shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of Talkspace shares are held by institutional investors. 20.8% of UpHealth shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
UpHealth N/A -20.87% -13.01%
Talkspace -60.31% -49.10% -40.27%


UpHealth beats Talkspace on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About UpHealth (Get Rating)

UpHealth, Inc. operates as a digital health services company. It provides patient-centric digital health platform and tech-enabled services to manage health and integrate care. The company's solutions include Syntranet Core Platform, an integrated care management platform; MedQuest Pharmacy, a full-service retail and compounding pharmacy licensed that dispenses prescribed medications shipped directly to patients; and Telehealth solutions. The company is based in Delray Beach, Florida.

About Talkspace (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.

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