Head-To-Head Review: Sema4 (NASDAQ:SMFR) versus DCC (OTCMKTS:DCCPF)

DCC (OTCMKTS:DCCPFGet Rating) and Sema4 (NASDAQ:SMFRGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares DCC and Sema4’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DCC N/A N/A N/A
Sema4 N/A -65.87% -34.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for DCC and Sema4, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DCC 1 0 3 0 2.50
Sema4 0 0 4 0 3.00

Sema4 has a consensus target price of $8.60, indicating a potential upside of 334.34%. Given Sema4’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sema4 is more favorable than DCC.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DCC and Sema4’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DCC $24.23 billion 0.28 $382.83 million N/A N/A
Sema4 $212.20 million 2.28 -$245.39 million N/A N/A

DCC has higher revenue and earnings than Sema4.

Volatility & Risk

DCC has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sema4 has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DCC beats Sema4 on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

DCC Company Profile (Get Rating)

DCC plc provides sales, marketing, and support services worldwide. The company's DCC LPG segment sells and markets liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), refrigerants, and natural gas. This segment serves approximately 0.9 million customers. Its DCC Retail & Oil segment markets, sells, and retails transport and commercial fuels, heating oils, and related products and services; operates retail petrol stations; resells fuel cards; distributes oil; and provides inbound logistics, storage and filling, and outbound logistics services. This segment serves domestic, agricultural, commercial/industrial, forecourt, aviation, and marine customers. The company's DCC Healthcare segment offers products and services to healthcare providers, and health and beauty brand owners; outsourced contract manufacturing services to the health and beauty sector; nutrition products, such as vitamins and health supplements; beauty products; and product development, formulation, manufacturing, and packaging services. In addition, this segment procures and sells exempt medicinal products. Its DCC Technology segment distributes consumer technology products, including smart home products, gaming consoles, peripherals and software, wearable technology, and accessories; business and enterprise technology products, such as tablets, notebooks, and PCs; networking and security products; communication products comprising smartphones, feature phones, accessories, and unified communication products; and servers and storage products, audio visual products, printers, peripherals, cables and connectors, and consumables to retailers, resellers, and integrators. It also provides supply chain services. DCC plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Sema4 Company Profile (Get Rating)

Sema4 Holdings Corp., doing business as Sema4, operates as a health information company that enhances diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease through data. The company provides Centrellis, an AI-driven health intelligence platform that delivers comprehensive insights to biopharma to accelerate the drug discovery, development, and commercialization life-cycle, as well as analytics for actionable insights, pre-clinical and clinical trial support, and advanced sequencing services. It also offers Sema4 Signal that enables and advances precision oncology care, from prevention to treatment to remission; and testing for carrier screening, noninvasive prenatal testing, and newborn screening, as well as hereditary cancer testing. In addition, the company provides COVID-19 testing solutions. Sema4 Holdings Corp. was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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