MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) and Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MedAssets and Computer Programs and Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MedAssets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Computer Programs and Systems $261.70 million 1.67 $28.24 million $0.44 74.21

Computer Programs and Systems has higher revenue and earnings than MedAssets.

Profitability

This table compares MedAssets and Computer Programs and Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MedAssets N/A N/A N/A
Computer Programs and Systems 2.23% 10.09% 4.64%

Dividends

Computer Programs and Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. MedAssets does not pay a dividend. Computer Programs and Systems pays out 181.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for MedAssets and Computer Programs and Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MedAssets 0 0 0 0 N/A
Computer Programs and Systems 2 7 1 0 1.90

Computer Programs and Systems has a consensus price target of $27.78, indicating a potential downside of 14.92%. Given Computer Programs and Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Computer Programs and Systems is more favorable than MedAssets.

Summary

Computer Programs and Systems beats MedAssets on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

MedAssets Company Profile

MedAssets, Inc. (MedAssets) provides technology-enabled products and services to healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, non-acute healthcare providers, payers, other service providers and product manufacturers. The Company operates its business through two business segments: Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM). The SCM segment delivers market insight, performance improvement advisory and cost management capabilities to healthcare providers. The RCM segment provides revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers, primarily hospitals and health systems. The Company’s technology-enabled solutions are delivered through the Company-hosted software or software as a service (SaaS) or Web-based applications. Its Web-based applications employ cloud computing by using the Internet to deploy the Company’s solutions across decentralized health care organizations, providing standardization and compliance.

Computer Programs and Systems Company Profile

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) is a provider of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions for rural and community hospitals, and post-acute care facilities. The Company’s segments include acute care EHR, post-acute care EHR, and TruBridge, Rycan, and other outsourcing. Its Acute Care EHR segment consists of acute care software solutions and supports sales generated by its subsidiaries, Evident, LLC (Evident) and Healthland Inc. (Healthland). Its Post-acute Care EHR segment consists of post-acute care software solutions and support sales generated by American HealthTech, Inc. (AHT). Its TruBridge, Rycan, and Other Outsourcing segment primarily consists of business management, consulting and managed IT services sales generated by TruBridge, LLC (TruBridge) and the sale of Rycan Technologies, Inc.’s (Rycan’s) revenue cycle management workflow and automation software.

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