Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ: MTBC) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.6% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 53.5% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. $30.18 million 0.55 -$2.56 million ($1.08) -1.33
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions $1.66 billion 1.40 $160.09 million ($1.06) -12.12

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. -32.88% -59.52% -19.17%
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions -11.54% 5.97% 1.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 1 7 9 0 2.47

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 56.25%. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a consensus target price of $14.43, indicating a potential upside of 12.32%. Given Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is more favorable than Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions beats Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. Company Profile

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is a healthcare information technology company that provides an integrated suite of Web-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare providers practicing in ambulatory care settings. The Company’s offering, PracticePro, allows healthcare practices with the core software and business services on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. PracticePro includes practice management software and related tools, which facilitate the day-to-day operation of a medical practice; electronic health records (EHR), which allow its customers to qualify for government incentives; revenue cycle management (RCM) services, which include medical billing, analytics and related services, and mobile Health (mHealth) solutions, including smartphone applications that assist patients and healthcare providers in the provision of healthcare services. The Company offers a clearinghouse service, which allows clients to track claim status.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Company Profile

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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