Financial Contrast: Talkspace (TALK) versus 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 related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Talkspace has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talkspace’s peers have a beta of 1.48, indicating that their average stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.4% of Talkspace shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.2% of shares of all “Health services” companies are held by institutional investors. 42.0% of Talkspace shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.1% of shares of all “Health services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Talkspace and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talkspace 0 2 0 0 2.00
Talkspace Competitors 7 128 274 0 2.65

Talkspace presently has a consensus price target of $1.33, indicating a potential upside of 114.29%. As a group, “Health services” companies have a potential upside of 114.28%. Given Talkspace’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Talkspace is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talkspace $113.67 million -$62.74 million -1.17
Talkspace Competitors $1.36 billion -$98.47 million 28.41

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.

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% -481.74% -38.64%

About Talkspace

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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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