Rennova Health (OTCMKTS:RNVA) and HCA Healthcare (OTCMKTS:HCA) Critical Comparison

Rennova Health (OTCMKTS:RNVA) and HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Rennova Health and HCA Healthcare, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rennova Health 0 0 0 0 N/A
HCA Healthcare 0 2 15 0 2.88

HCA Healthcare has a consensus target price of $149.29, indicating a potential upside of 17.89%. Given HCA Healthcare’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe HCA Healthcare is more favorable than Rennova Health.

Risk and Volatility

Rennova Health has a beta of -0.96, indicating that its stock price is 196% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HCA Healthcare has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.7% of HCA Healthcare shares are held by institutional investors. 20.2% of Rennova Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of HCA Healthcare shares are held 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.


This table compares Rennova Health and HCA Healthcare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rennova Health -319.55% N/A -250.56%
HCA Healthcare 6.67% -589.47% 6.91%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rennova Health and HCA Healthcare’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rennova Health $15.99 million 0.12 -$48.03 million N/A N/A
HCA Healthcare $51.34 billion 0.83 $3.51 billion $10.50 12.06

HCA Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Rennova Health.


HCA Healthcare beats Rennova Health on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rennova Health

Rennova Health, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides a suite of healthcare related products and services to healthcare providers in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Laboratory Services, Supportive Software Solutions, and Decision Support and Informatics Operations. It provides toxicology, clinical pharmacogenetics, and esoteric testing services. The company also offers Advantage, a HIPAA compliant software; Clinlab, a Windows-based Web-enabled laboratory information management system; and Medical Mime, a suite of solutions, which include an optimized Electronic health records (EHR) for substance abuse and behavioral health providers, a dictation-based ambulatory EHR for physician practices, and advanced transcription services. In addition, it develops and markets interpretation and decision support solutions that enhance cancer diagnoses and treatment through actionable data analytics and reporting for oncologists and their patients. Rennova Health, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services. The company operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. It also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, and adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling. In addition, the company operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2018, it owned and operated 179 hospitals and 123 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 states and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as HCA Holdings, Inc. HCA Healthcare, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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