Contrasting Vocera Communications (VCRA) and True Nature (TNTY)

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) and True Nature (OTCMKTS:TNTY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Vocera Communications has a beta of 0.16, indicating that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, True Nature has a beta of 5.42, indicating that its stock price is 442% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Vocera Communications and True Nature, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vocera Communications 0 1 8 0 2.89
True Nature 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vocera Communications currently has a consensus price target of $37.33, suggesting a potential upside of 3.16%. Given Vocera Communications’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Vocera Communications is more favorable than True Nature.


This table compares Vocera Communications and True Nature’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vocera Communications -3.36% -0.71% -0.36%
True Nature N/A N/A -246,931.39%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vocera Communications and True Nature’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vocera Communications $162.55 million 6.72 -$14.21 million ($0.30) -120.63
True Nature N/A N/A -$750,000.00 N/A N/A

True Nature has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Vocera Communications.

Vocera Communications Company Profile

Vocera Communications, Inc. provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution could be integrated with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow. It also offers Vocera Communication and Workflow System, a software platform, which connects communication devices, including hands-free, wearable, voice-controlled communication badges, and third-party mobile devices. In addition, the company offers Experience Innovation Network, a membership program, which partners with healthcare provider organizations for the development of innovations and solutions that enhance care team and patient experience, as well as clinical and operational performance. Further, it provides professional and technical support services; and classroom training, distance learning, or customized courseware for systems administrators, IT and industry-specific professionals, and end-user educators. As of December 31, 2017, Vocera Communications, Inc. provided its solutions to approximately 1,500 healthcare facilities, including large hospital systems, small and medium-sized local hospitals, and various clinics, surgery centers, and aged-care facilities. The company sells its products through direct sales force, resellers, and distributors. Vocera Communications, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

True Nature Company Profile

True Nature Holding, Inc. focuses on engaging in compounding pharmacy activities direct to consumers, doctors, and veterinary professionals. It also focuses on the development of software applications in the healthcare arena, including telemedicine; and consideration of services offering using blockchain encryption technology for various aspects of the healthcare industry. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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