Cotiviti Holdings (NASDAQ: COTV) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both mid-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cotiviti Holdings and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cotiviti Holdings $642.58 million 6.10 $219.97 million N/A N/A
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions $1.62 billion 1.39 $153.38 million ($0.26) -47.61

Cotiviti Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Cotiviti Holdings and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cotiviti Holdings 16.85% 11.30% 5.40%
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions -2.93% 5.75% 1.97%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cotiviti Holdings and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cotiviti Holdings 0 3 6 0 2.67
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 1 8 9 0 2.44

Cotiviti Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $38.29, indicating a potential downside of 10.27%. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.12%. Given Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is more favorable than Cotiviti Holdings.

Summary

Cotiviti Holdings beats Allscripts Healthcare Solutions on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cotiviti Holdings

Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. is a provider of analytics-driven payment accuracy solutions. The Company focuses primarily on the healthcare sector. The Company operates through two segments: Healthcare, and Global Retail and Other. Through its Healthcare segment, the Company offers prospective and retrospective claims accuracy solutions to healthcare payers in the United States. The Company also provides analytics-based solutions unrelated to its healthcare payment accuracy solutions in the United States. Through its Global Retail and Other segment, the Company provides retrospective claims accuracy solutions to retailers primarily in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as solutions that manage payment networks for a range of clients. The Company leverages its technology platform, configurable analytics, information assets and expertise in healthcare reimbursement to help its clients develop their claims payment accuracy.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Allscripts) delivers information technology (IT) solutions and services to help healthcare organizations. The Company operates through three segments: Clinical and Financial Solutions, Population Health, and Netsmart. The Clinical and Financial Solutions segment includes the sale of integrated clinical software applications and financial and information solutions. The Population Health segment includes the sale of health management and coordinated care solutions, which focus on hospitals, health systems, other care facilities and accountable care organizations (ACOs). The Netsmart segment provides software and technology solutions to the health and human services industry, which includes behavioral health, addiction treatment, intellectual and developmental disability services, child and family services and public health segments, as well as to post-acute home care organizations.

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