Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) and Tabula Rasa Healthcare (NASDAQ:TRHC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Veeva Systems and Tabula Rasa Healthcare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veeva Systems 18.98% 12.77% 9.34%
Tabula Rasa Healthcare -2.27% -5.58% -3.49%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Veeva Systems and Tabula Rasa Healthcare’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veeva Systems $544.04 million 14.73 $68.80 million $0.79 73.13
Tabula Rasa Healthcare $94.06 million 5.50 -$6.25 million ($0.17) -170.59

Veeva Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Tabula Rasa Healthcare. Tabula Rasa Healthcare 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 Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Veeva Systems and Tabula Rasa Healthcare, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veeva Systems 0 4 7 0 2.64
Tabula Rasa Healthcare 0 1 5 0 2.83

Veeva Systems presently has a consensus price target of $67.70, suggesting a potential upside of 17.19%. Tabula Rasa Healthcare has a consensus price target of $28.33, suggesting a potential downside of 2.30%. Given Veeva Systems’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Veeva Systems is more favorable than Tabula Rasa Healthcare.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.4% of Veeva Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Tabula Rasa Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.5% of Veeva Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 45.8% of Tabula Rasa Healthcare shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Veeva Systems beats Tabula Rasa Healthcare on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Tabula Rasa Healthcare

Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (Tabula Rasa), formerly CareKinesis, Inc., is a provider of patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize medication regimens to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalizations and manage risk. The Company delivers its solutions through a suite of technology-enabled products and services for medication risk management, which includes bundled prescription fulfillment and adherence packaging services for client populations with complex prescription needs. It also provides risk adjustment services, which help its clients to properly characterize a patient’s acuity, or severity of health condition, and optimize the associated payments for care. The Company serves approximately 100 healthcare organizations that focus on populations with complex healthcare needs and extensive medication requirements. Its products and services are built around the Medication Risk Mitigation Matrix, or MRM Matrix.

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