Which is more compelling pick right now? – Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVA), Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST)

The shares of Rennova Health, Inc. have decreased by more than -44.53% this year alone. The shares of Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST), has jumped by 90.91% year to date as of 04/16/2018. The shares currently trade at $1.47 and have been able to report a change of 2.80% over the past one week.

The stock of Rennova Health, Inc. and Capstone Turbine Corporation were two of the most active stocks on Monday. Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other? We will analyze the growth, profitability, risk, valuation, and insider trends of both companies and see which one investors prefer.

Profitability and Returns

Growth alone cannot be used to see if the company will be valuable. Shareholders will be the losers if a company invest in ventures that aren’t profitable enough to support upbeat growth. In order for us to accurately measure profitability and return, we will be using the EBITDA margin and Return on Investment (ROI), which balances the difference in capital structure. The ROI of RNVA is 1582.90% while that of CPST is -70.20%. These figures suggest that RNVA ventures generate a higher ROI than that of CPST.

Cash Flow

The value of a stock is ultimately determined by the amount of cash flow that the investors have available. Over the last 12 months, RNVA’s free cash flow per share is a negative -25.84, while that of CPST is also a negative -0.01.

Liquidity and Financial Risk

The ability of a company to meet up with its short-term obligations and be able to clear its longer-term debts is measured using Liquidity and leverage ratios. The current ratio for RNVA is 0.30 and that of CPST is 1.50. This implies that it is easier for RNVA to cover its immediate obligations over the next 12 months than CPST.


RNVA currently trades at a P/S of 0.01 while CPST trades at a P/B of 3.06, and a P/S of 0.98. This means that looking at the earnings, book values and sales basis, RNVA is the cheaper one. It is very obvious that earnings are the most important factors to investors, thus analysts are most likely to place their bet on the P/E.

Analyst Price Targets and Opinions

The mistake some people make is that they think a cheap stock has more value to it. In order to know the value of a stock, there is need to compare its current price to its likely trading price in the future. The price of RNVA is currently at a -100% to its one-year price target of 555.00. Looking at its rival pricing, CPST is at a -16% relative to its price target of 1.75.


The stock of Capstone Turbine Corporation defeats that of Rennova Health, Inc. when the two are compared, with CPST taking 4 out of the total factors that were been considered. CPST happens to be more profitable, generates a higher ROI, has higher cash flow per share, higher liquidity and has a lower financial risk. When looking at the stock valuation, CPST is the cheaper one on an earnings, book value and sales basis. Finally, the sentiment signal for CPST is better on when it is viewed on short interest.

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