Comparing Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (MTBC) and Press Ganey Holdings (PGND)

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ: MTBC) and Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE:PGND) 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, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Press Ganey Holdings has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Press Ganey Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00
Press Ganey Holdings 0 2 0 0 2.00

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 57.34%. Given Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is more favorable than Press Ganey Holdings.

Profitability

This table compares Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Press Ganey Holdings’ 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%
Press Ganey Holdings 8.69% 5.46% 3.34%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.3% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Press Ganey Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.5% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of Press Ganey Holdings shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. and Press Ganey Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. $30.18 million 0.54 -$2.56 million ($1.08) -1.32
Press Ganey Holdings N/A N/A N/A $0.51 79.41

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

Summary

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. beats Press Ganey Holdings on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. Company Profile

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.

Press Ganey Holdings Company Profile

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. is a provider of patient experience and caregiver measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for healthcare organizations. The Company provides its clients with a digital platform that captures the perspectives of patients, physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees and enables its clients to benchmark, analyze and manage the patient and caregiver experience. Its solutions include Patient Experience Solutions, which include Patient experience measurement, insights and advisory services; Caregiver Engagement Solutions, which include Physician, nurse and employee engagement measurement, insights and advisory services; Clinical and Quality Solutions, which include nursing quality indicators, patient reported outcome measures, core measures and eMeasures, and Consulting Solutions, which include patient safety and care reliability, patient experience improvement, process flow, advanced analytics and insights and cultural alignment.

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