HealthWarehouse.com (HEWA) versus Petmed Express (PETS) Critical Review

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HealthWarehouse.com (OTCMKTS: HEWA) and Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

HealthWarehouse.com has a beta of -4.26, suggesting that its stock price is 526% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petmed Express has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares HealthWarehouse.com and Petmed Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HealthWarehouse.com -0.60% N/A N/A
Petmed Express 13.62% 34.76% 28.63%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.0% of Petmed Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of HealthWarehouse.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of Petmed Express shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HealthWarehouse.com and Petmed Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HealthWarehouse.com $14.85 million 1.44 $370,000.00 N/A N/A
Petmed Express $273.80 million 3.43 $37.28 million $1.82 25.06

Petmed Express has higher revenue and earnings than HealthWarehouse.com.

Dividends

Petmed Express pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. HealthWarehouse.com does not pay a dividend. Petmed Express pays out 54.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for HealthWarehouse.com and Petmed Express, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HealthWarehouse.com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Petmed Express 1 3 2 0 2.17

Petmed Express has a consensus target price of $40.50, suggesting a potential downside of 11.20%. Given Petmed Express’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Petmed Express is more favorable than HealthWarehouse.com.

Summary

Petmed Express beats HealthWarehouse.com on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

HealthWarehouse.com Company Profile

HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. operates an online mail order pharmacy. The company markets a range of generic, brand name, and pet prescription medicines, as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medications and products. It sells its products in 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States to focus on the out-of-pocket prescription drug market. The company sells prescription medications and OTC products to individual consumers over the Internet. HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. is headquartered in Florence, Kentucky.

Petmed Express Company Profile

PetMed Express, Inc. and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. The company markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, health products, and supplies for dogs and cats to retail customers. It provides non-prescription medications and supplies, such as flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, including heartworm preventatives, flea and tick preventatives, arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, pain medications, antibiotics, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes. The company also sells food, beds, crates, stairs, strollers, and other pet supplies through its Website. It markets its products through Internet; telephone contact center; and direct mail/print through 1-800-PetMeds catalogs, brochures, and postcards under various brands. PetMed Express, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.

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