Contrasting CareView Communications (OTCMKTS:CRVW) and Planet Labs PBC (NYSE:PL)

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CareView Communications and Planet Labs PBC, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

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


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

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

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

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


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

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.

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.

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