Head to Head Contrast: Akso Health Group (NASDAQ:AHG) versus MultiPlan (NYSE:MPLN)

Akso Health Group (NASDAQ:AHGGet Rating) and MultiPlan (NYSE:MPLNGet Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Akso Health Group and MultiPlan, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akso Health Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
MultiPlan 0 3 0 0 2.00

MultiPlan has a consensus price target of $1.43, suggesting a potential upside of 30.30%. Given MultiPlan’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MultiPlan is more favorable than Akso Health Group.


This table compares Akso Health Group and MultiPlan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akso Health Group N/A N/A N/A
MultiPlan -53.06% -2.20% -0.62%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Akso Health Group and MultiPlan’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akso Health Group $6.31 million 2.83 -$16.85 million N/A N/A
MultiPlan $1.08 billion 0.65 -$572.91 million ($0.90) -1.22

Akso Health Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MultiPlan.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.0% of Akso Health Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.0% of MultiPlan shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of MultiPlan shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Akso Health Group has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MultiPlan has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its share price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Akso Health Group beats MultiPlan on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Akso Health Group

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Akso Health Group operates a social e-commerce platform principally in China that collaborates with other domestic e-commerce platforms and offers users a wide selection of products. It also plans to develop a new business as a cancer therapy and radiotherapy oncology service provider with operations in the U.S. The firm plans to open 2 vaccine research centers and 100 radiation oncology centers to be located on the east coast serving cancer patients in need of varying stages of treatment, including specialized radiation therapy centers for radiotherapy, personalized consultation, conventional treatment planning, and other cancer related treatment services. The company was founded by Xiaobo An in March 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About MultiPlan

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MultiPlan Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides data analytics and technology-enabled cost management, payment, and revenue integrity solutions to the healthcare industry in the United States. The company offers analytics-based services, which reduce medical costs through data-driven algorithms that detect claims over-charges and recommend or negotiate reimbursement; network-based services that reduce medical costs through contracted discounts with healthcare providers; and payment and revenue integrity services, which reduce medical costs by identifying and removing improper and unnecessary charges paid during the claim. It also provides health benefit plans, which features reference-based pricing and tools to engage health plan members and providers to make the use of benefits before and after care delivery. The company serves national insurance companies, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, provider-sponsored and independent health plans, third party administrators, bill review companies, Taft-Hartley plans, and other entities that pay medical bills in the commercial healthcare, government, workers' compensation, and auto medical markets. MultiPlan Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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