Contrasting Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) and Longfin (NYSE:LFIN)

Longfin (NASDAQ:LFIN) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.7% of Longfin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.4% of Castlight Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.2% of Longfin shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of Castlight Health shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Longfin and Castlight Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Longfin N/A N/A N/A
Castlight Health -23.04% -11.47% -8.54%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Longfin and Castlight Health’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Longfin N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Castlight Health $156.40 million 2.62 -$39.71 million ($0.16) -17.81

Longfin has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Castlight Health.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Longfin and Castlight Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Longfin 0 0 0 0 N/A
Castlight Health 0 1 4 0 2.80

Castlight Health has a consensus target price of $5.20, suggesting a potential upside of 82.46%. Given Castlight Health’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Castlight Health is more favorable than Longfin.

About Longfin

Longfin Corp. operates as a finance and technology company in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in structured trade finance solutions and physical commodities finance solutions for finance houses and trading platforms. It offers Blockchain technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, processors, manufacturers, importers, and exporters. Longfin Corp. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Castlight Health

Castlight Health, Inc. provides a software-as-a-service platform used for health benefits navigation for employees in the United States. Its platform matches employees to the resources their employers make available to them; managing a condition; and assists them to manage their benefits. The company also offers implementation, user and customer support, and marketplace services. It serves customers in a range of industries, including education, manufacturing, retail, technology, and government. The company was formerly known as Ventana Health Services and changed its name to Castlight Health, Inc. in April 2010. Castlight Health, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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