Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) & Health Catalyst (NASDAQ:HCAT) Critical Contrast

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Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) and Health Catalyst (NASDAQ:HCAT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.5% of Trade Desk shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.6% of Health Catalyst shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.4% of Trade Desk shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Trade Desk and Health Catalyst, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trade Desk 0 8 8 0 2.50
Health Catalyst 0 0 9 0 3.00

Trade Desk currently has a consensus target price of $226.47, indicating a potential downside of 0.41%. Health Catalyst has a consensus target price of $50.75, indicating a potential upside of 33.59%. Given Health Catalyst’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Health Catalyst is more favorable than Trade Desk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Trade Desk and Health Catalyst’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Trade Desk $477.29 million 21.50 $88.14 million $1.92 118.43
Health Catalyst N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Trade Desk has higher revenue and earnings than Health Catalyst.

Profitability

This table compares Trade Desk and Health Catalyst’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trade Desk 15.99% 20.31% 7.75%
Health Catalyst N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Trade Desk beats Health Catalyst on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Trade Desk

The Trade Desk, Inc., a technology company, provides a self-service omnichannel software platform that enables clients to purchase and manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns in the United States and internationally. The company's platform allows clients to manage integrated advertising campaigns in various advertising channels and formats, including display, video, audio, native and social, and on a multitude of devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and connected TV (CTV). It serves advertising agencies and other service providers for advertisers. The Trade Desk, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Ventura, California.

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst, Inc. provides data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations. Its products include analytics platform, accountable care and financial, benchmarking and comparative analytics, care management and population health, clinical analytics, operations and performance management, patient safety, and services. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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