Falcon Capital Acquisition (NASDAQ:FCAC) and U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Falcon Capital Acquisition and U.S. Physical Therapy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Falcon Capital Acquisition||N/A||N/A||-$17.38 million||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. Physical Therapy||$422.97 million||3.60||$35.19 million||$2.99||39.44|
This table compares Falcon Capital Acquisition and U.S. Physical Therapy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Falcon Capital Acquisition||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. Physical Therapy||7.73%||14.19%||6.50%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
61.3% of Falcon Capital Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.8% of U.S. Physical Therapy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of U.S. Physical Therapy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Falcon Capital Acquisition and U.S. Physical Therapy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Falcon Capital Acquisition||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|U.S. Physical Therapy||0||0||2||0||3.00|
U.S. Physical Therapy has a consensus price target of $132.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.35%. Given U.S. Physical Therapy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe U.S. Physical Therapy is more favorable than Falcon Capital Acquisition.
U.S. Physical Therapy beats Falcon Capital Acquisition on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Falcon Capital Acquisition
Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more operating businesses. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in New York, New York.
About U.S. Physical Therapy
U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers, and neurological-related injuries. The company provides industrial injury prevention services, including onsite injury prevention and rehabilitation, performance optimization, post-offer employment testing, functional capacity evaluations, and ergonomic assessments through physical therapists and specialized certified athletic trainers for Fortune 500 companies, and other clients comprising insurers and their contractors. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 544 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 39 states; and managed 38 physical therapy facilities. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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