Tabula Rasa Healthcare (NASDAQ: TRHC) and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ:MTBC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Tabula Rasa Healthcare 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|
|Tabula Rasa Healthcare||$108.83 million||4.14||$2.26 million||($0.74)||-35.23|
|Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.||$30.18 million||0.57||-$2.56 million||($1.08)||-1.39|
Tabula Rasa Healthcare has higher revenue and earnings than Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.. Tabula Rasa Healthcare 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Tabula Rasa Healthcare and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tabula Rasa Healthcare||0||1||4||0||2.80|
|Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Tabula Rasa Healthcare currently has a consensus price target of $19.20, suggesting a potential downside of 26.35%. Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a consensus price target of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 50.17%. Given Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. is more favorable than Tabula Rasa Healthcare.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
28.9% of Tabula Rasa Healthcare shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.3% of Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.8% of Tabula Rasa Healthcare 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Tabula Rasa Healthcare and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tabula Rasa Healthcare||-10.27%||-9.58%||-4.51%|
|Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.||-32.88%||-59.52%||-19.17%|
Tabula Rasa Healthcare beats Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
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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