Castlight Health, inc. (NYSE: CSLT) and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ:MTBC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Castlight Health, inc. and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Castlight Health, inc. 1 4 2 0 2.14
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00

Castlight Health, inc. currently has a consensus target price of $4.63, suggesting a potential upside of 8.82%. Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a consensus target price of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 56.25%. Given Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is more favorable than Castlight Health, inc..

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Castlight Health, inc. and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Castlight Health, inc. $115.24 million 4.86 -$48.77 million ($0.45) -9.44
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. $30.18 million 0.55 -$2.56 million ($1.08) -1.33

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

Risk & Volatility

Castlight Health, inc. has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.3% of Castlight Health, inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.3% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 37.4% of Castlight Health, inc. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 53.5% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Castlight Health, inc. and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Castlight Health, inc. -42.54% -36.30% -24.42%
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. -32.88% -59.52% -19.17%

Summary

Castlight Health, inc. beats Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Castlight Health, inc.

Castlight Health, Inc. offers a health benefits platform that engages employees to make healthcare decisions, and enables employers to communicate and measure their benefit programs. The Company operates through cloud-based products segment. Its technology offering aggregates data and applies analytics to make healthcare data transparent. Its products deliver employee engagement and enable employers to integrate benefit programs into a single platform available to employees and their families. Its health benefits platform engages external data and its substantial user base to provide a single, end-to-end solution that engages employees through personalized and relevant communications. Its offering provides employers the opportunity to communicate, measure, and get value out of their benefits and programs on a real-time basis. It offers cross-sell products, such as Castlight Action, Castlight Pharmacy, Castlight Dental, Castlight Elevate, Castlight Protect and Castlight Rewards.

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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