Reviewing Planet Labs PBC (NYSE:PL) & CareView Communications (OTCMKTS:CRVW)

Planet Labs PBC (NYSE:PLGet Rating) and CareView Communications (OTCMKTS:CRVWGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Planet Labs PBC and CareView Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Planet Labs PBC $131.21 million 9.94 -$137.12 million N/A N/A
CareView Communications $7.80 million N/A -$10.08 million N/A N/A

CareView Communications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Planet Labs PBC.

Volatility & Risk

Planet Labs PBC has a beta of -0.62, indicating that its stock price is 162% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CareView Communications has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.3% of Planet Labs PBC shares are held by institutional investors. 63.9% of CareView Communications shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Planet Labs PBC and CareView Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Planet Labs PBC 0 0 5 0 3.00
CareView Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Planet Labs PBC presently has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 105.34%. Given Planet Labs PBC’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Planet Labs PBC is more favorable than CareView Communications.

Profitability

This table compares Planet Labs PBC and CareView Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Planet Labs PBC N/A -39.61% -21.12%
CareView Communications -128.13% N/A -191.13%

Summary

Planet Labs PBC beats CareView Communications on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Planet Labs PBC (Get Rating)

Planet Labs PBC designs, constructs, and launches constellations of satellites with the intent of providing high cadence geospatial data delivered to customers through an online platform worldwide. The company offers Open Geospatial Consortium, a cloud-native proprietary technology that performs critical processing and overall harmonizing of images for time series and data fusion and analysis; and space-based hardware and related software systems. It serves agriculture, mapping, forestry, and finance and insurance, as well as federal, state, and local government bodies. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About CareView Communications (Get Rating)

CareView Communications, Inc. provides monitoring solutions for the healthcare industry in the United States. The company provides CareView Patient Safety System, a video monitoring tool to improve the practice of nursing, create a better work environment, and make the patient's hospital stay more satisfying, which is used in hospitals, nursing homes, adult living centers, and outpatient care facilities; and Caregiver Platform, which offers caregiver connect mobile application to provide a convenient and intuitive interface to capture critical workflows, such as acknowledging and documenting alert presses by the resident. It also offers CareView Connect, which provides resident monitoring products and services for the long- term care industry; an array of wearable and stationary buttons that allow a resident to summon help either for an emergency or assistance; a mobile app capable of delivering an alert to the caregiver and allows them document information around that alert; and alert management and monitoring system. In additions, it also provides SitterView and TeleMedView allows hospital staff to use CareView's video cameras to observe and communicate with patients remotely. CareView Communications, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Lewisville, Texas.

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