Contrasting Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) & PotNetwork (POTN)

Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE:LH) and PotNetwork (OTCMKTS:POTN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Laboratory Corp. of America has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PotNetwork has a beta of 10.75, meaning that its share price is 975% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.7% of Laboratory Corp. of America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of PotNetwork shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Laboratory Corp. of America shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Laboratory Corp. of America and PotNetwork’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Laboratory Corp. of America 13.27% 17.13% 7.23%
PotNetwork N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Laboratory Corp. of America and PotNetwork, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Laboratory Corp. of America 0 8 9 0 2.53
PotNetwork 0 0 0 0 N/A

Laboratory Corp. of America currently has a consensus price target of $179.00, indicating a potential upside of 27.13%. Given Laboratory Corp. of America’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Laboratory Corp. of America is more favorable than PotNetwork.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Laboratory Corp. of America and PotNetwork’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Laboratory Corp. of America $10.44 billion 1.37 $1.27 billion $9.60 14.74
PotNetwork N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Laboratory Corp. of America has higher revenue and earnings than PotNetwork.

Summary

Laboratory Corp. of America beats PotNetwork on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Laboratory Corp. of America Company Profile

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company worldwide. It operates through two segments, LabCorp Diagnostics and Covance Drug Development. It offers a range of clinical laboratory tests, such as blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, hemoglobin A1C, prostate-specific antigen, tests for sexually-transmitted diseases, hepatitis C tests, vitamin D, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests that are used by hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers and commercial clients to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases and medical conditions through the examination of substances in blood, tissues, and other specimens. The company also provides specialty testing services in the areas of women's health, allergy, diagnostic genetics, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, endocrinology, oncology, coagulation, pharmacogenetics, toxicology, medical drug monitoring, and pain management; and esoteric testing, cancer diagnostics, and other complex procedures. In addition, it provides drug development solutions and laboratory testing services; and testing services through a sales force to the managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, food and nutritional companies, and independent clinical laboratories. The company has collaboration with university, hospital and academic institutions, such as Boston University, Columbia University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, The Mount Sinai Hospital, the University of Tennessee, and Yale University to license and commercialize new diagnostic tests, as well as with Baptist Health. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.

PotNetwork Company Profile

PotNetwork Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiary, First Capital Venture Co., engages in the research, development, and sale of hemp-derived CBD oil products. It also engages in the pre-owned auto dealership business. The company sells its products through distributors and resellers, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as SND Auto Group Inc. and changed its name to PotNetwork Holdings, Inc in March 2017. PotNetwork Holdings, Inc is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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