Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ: MTBC) and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Veeva Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share 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
Veeva Systems $617.44 million 12.68 $154.55 million $0.79 70.48

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Veeva Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00
Veeva Systems 0 5 7 0 2.58

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 56.25%. Veeva Systems has a consensus price target of $63.92, indicating a potential upside of 14.79%. Given Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is more favorable than Veeva Systems.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.3% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.5% of Veeva Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.5% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of Veeva Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Veeva Systems has a beta of 1.65, indicating that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Veeva Systems’ 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%
Veeva Systems 18.98% 12.77% 9.34%

Summary

Veeva Systems beats Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.

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.

About Veeva Systems

Veeva Systems Inc. (Veeva) is a provider of cloud-based software solutions for the global life sciences industry. The Company offers solutions for a range of requirements within life sciences companies, including multichannel customer relationship management, regulated content and information management, master data management and customer data. The Company offers solutions to areas, including the Veeva CRM family of applications for multichannel customer relationship management to enable coordinated and personalized customer engagement through multiple touch points; Veeva Vault for regulated content management and information management solutions to enable the management of content-centric processes; the Veeva Network master data management solutions for the management of customer master and product master data, and Veeva’s data and data services offerings, including Veeva OpenData for customer reference data and Veeva KOL Data for data.

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