Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Software & Technology Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions -11.54% 5.97% 1.96%
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Competitors -18.12% -11.70% -2.05%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions $1.66 billion $160.09 million -13.54
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Competitors $376.98 million $34.79 million 8.02

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.1% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 1 6 11 0 2.56
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Competitors 70 391 761 10 2.58

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $15.19, suggesting a potential upside of 5.84%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.14%. Given Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions rivals beat Allscripts Healthcare Solutions on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

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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