Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ:MTBC) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Press Ganey Holdings and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Press Ganey Holdings 8.69% 5.46% 3.34%
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. -32.88% -59.52% -19.17%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Press Ganey Holdings and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a consensus price target of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 59.57%. Given Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is more favorable than Press Ganey Holdings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Press Ganey Holdings and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Press Ganey Holdings N/A N/A N/A $0.51 79.41
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. $30.18 million 0.54 -$2.56 million ($1.08) -1.31

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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Summary

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

About Press Ganey Holdings

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.

About Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.

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.

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