Veeva Systems (VEEV) and NantHealth (NH) Critical Comparison

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.9% of Veeva Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.1% of NantHealth shares are held by institutional investors. 19.2% of Veeva Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 58.0% of NantHealth shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veeva Systems 19.97% 12.21% 9.01%
NantHealth -225.76% -46.09% -25.23%

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veeva Systems 0 4 7 0 2.64
NantHealth 0 0 4 0 3.00

Veeva Systems presently has a consensus price target of $67.70, indicating a potential upside of 18.98%. NantHealth has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 167.86%. Given NantHealth’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NantHealth is more favorable than Veeva Systems.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Veeva Systems and NantHealth’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veeva Systems $544.04 million 14.78 $68.80 million $0.86 66.16
NantHealth $100.38 million 3.63 -$184.10 million ($1.46) -2.30

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

Summary

Veeva Systems beats NantHealth on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Veeva Systems Company Profile

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.

NantHealth Company Profile

NantHealth, Inc. is a healthcare cloud-based information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in converging science and technology through a single integrated clinical platform, to provide actionable health information at the point of care. The Company offers the Genomic Proteomic Spectrometry (GPS) Cancer test, a molecular test and decision support solution that measures the proteins present in the patient’s tumor tissue, combined with whole genomic and transcriptomic sequencing of tumor and normal samples. The Company also offers Nant Operating System (NantOS) and NantOS applications to healthcare providers and payors, self-insured employers and biopharmaceutical companies. It offers CLINICS, an integrated solution that includes GPS Cancer, NantOS and the NantOS applications. The CLINICS solution includes System Infrastructure, Knowledge Platform, Provider Platform and Payor Platform.

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