Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX) and Its Competitors Critical Review
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 peers? We will compare Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and its peers’ 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||-17.92%||-11.27%||-1.74%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and its peers, as provided 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||762||10||2.58|
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions presently has a consensus target price of $15.19, indicating a potential upside of 5.54%. As a group, “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.15%. Given Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider & Institutional 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 insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of shares of all “Medical Software & Technology Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and 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’ peers have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allscripts Healthcare Solutions||$1.66 billion||$160.09 million||-13.58|
|Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Competitors||$376.98 million||$34.79 million||8.35|
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions peers beat Allscripts Healthcare Solutions on 7 of the 12 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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