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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case

Performant Financial (PFMT) Competitors

$2.94
+0.03 (+1.03%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

PFMT vs. RCMT, NOTE, DLHC, PMTS, LSAK, III, OB, AIXI, LUNA, and PRTH

Should you be buying Performant Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Performant Financial include RCM Technologies (RCMT), FiscalNote (NOTE), DLH (DLHC), CPI Card Group (PMTS), Lesaka Technologies (LSAK), Information Services Group (III), Outbrain (OB), Xiao-I (AIXI), Luna Innovations (LUNA), and Priority Technology (PRTH). These companies are all part of the "business services" sector.

Performant Financial vs.

Performant Financial (NASDAQ:PFMT) and RCM Technologies (NASDAQ:RCMT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, risk, community ranking, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

70.2% of Performant Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.4% of RCM Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Performant Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 32.3% of RCM Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, RCM Technologies had 1 more articles in the media than Performant Financial. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for RCM Technologies and 3 mentions for Performant Financial. RCM Technologies' average media sentiment score of 1.24 beat Performant Financial's score of 0.82 indicating that RCM Technologies is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Performant Financial
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
RCM Technologies
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

RCM Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Performant Financial. Performant Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RCM Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Performant Financial$109.18M2.07-$6.54M-$0.12-24.50
RCM Technologies$284.68M0.77$20.89M$1.8215.52

RCM Technologies has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.62%. Given RCM Technologies' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe RCM Technologies is more favorable than Performant Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Performant Financial
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
RCM Technologies
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

RCM Technologies has a net margin of 6.25% compared to Performant Financial's net margin of -8.16%. RCM Technologies' return on equity of 63.01% beat Performant Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Performant Financial-8.16% -11.20% -8.50%
RCM Technologies 6.25%63.01%16.39%

Performant Financial has a beta of 0.06, suggesting that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RCM Technologies has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Performant Financial received 105 more outperform votes than RCM Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 64.78% of users gave RCM Technologies an outperform vote while only 58.26% of users gave Performant Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Performant FinancialOutperform Votes
254
58.26%
Underperform Votes
182
41.74%
RCM TechnologiesOutperform Votes
149
64.78%
Underperform Votes
81
35.22%

Summary

RCM Technologies beats Performant Financial on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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PFMT vs. The Competition

MetricPerformant Financialbusiness services IndustryBusiness SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$226.01M$36.76B$7.06B$7.64B
Dividend YieldN/A1.33%2.65%3.87%
P/E Ratio-24.509.6615.3614.93
Price / Sales2.071.731,355.0877.06
Price / CashN/A9.0420.6955.48
Price / Book2.582.685.114.53
Net Income-$6.54M$2.95B$89.24M$211.55M
7 Day Performance5.76%1.76%2.23%3.36%
1 Month Performance0.68%8.36%6.34%6.70%
1 Year Performance-9.54%-11.31%6.67%7.44%

Performant Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
RCMT
RCM Technologies
1.6521 of 5 stars
$28.49
+1.1%
$27.50
-3.5%
+91.3%$222.22M$284.68M15.653,260News Coverage
Positive News
NOTE
FiscalNote
2.072 of 5 stars
$1.72
+6.8%
$6.25
+263.4%
-10.6%$222.28M$113.76M-2.15720
DLHC
DLH
3.4422 of 5 stars
$15.75
-2.8%
N/A+15.2%$224.12M$375.87M105.013,200Short Interest ↑
PMTS
CPI Card Group
3.4562 of 5 stars
$19.61
-0.5%
$40.00
+104.0%
-42.6%$224.73M$475.74M6.881,375Upcoming Earnings
High Trading Volume
LSAK
Lesaka Technologies
0.5603 of 5 stars
$3.40
-3.4%
N/A-25.2%$212.13M$527.97M-8.292,303Gap Up
III
Information Services Group
4.7099 of 5 stars
$4.33
+2.1%
$6.00
+38.6%
-18.9%$211.61M$286.27M16.041,600Upcoming Earnings
OB
Outbrain
3.1272 of 5 stars
$4.08
-0.5%
$6.90
+69.1%
-30.6%$204.61M$992.08M-101.971,076Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
AIXI
Xiao-I
0.1482 of 5 stars
$2.43
+27.9%
N/AN/A$202.05M$48.19M0.00352Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
LUNA
Luna Innovations
2.43 of 5 stars
$7.00
-1.0%
$10.00
+42.9%
-33.1%$237.72M$109.50M-87.50337Gap Down
PRTH
Priority Technology
4.0767 of 5 stars
$3.14
-2.2%
$7.25
+130.9%
-11.0%$240.90M$663.64M-5.06863

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This page (NASDAQ:PFMT) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff