Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Veeva Systems and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veeva Systems 0 5 7 0 2.58
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 1 7 9 0 2.47

Veeva Systems currently has a consensus price target of $63.92, suggesting a potential upside of 10.51%. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a consensus price target of $14.47, suggesting a potential upside of 10.18%. Given Veeva Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Veeva Systems is more favorable than Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

Veeva Systems has a beta of 1.63, indicating that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Veeva Systems and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veeva Systems 18.98% 13.31% 9.69%
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions -11.54% 5.97% 1.96%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.5% of Veeva Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.5% of Veeva Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Veeva Systems and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veeva Systems $617.44 million 13.12 $154.55 million $0.79 73.22
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions $1.66 billion 1.43 $160.09 million ($1.06) -12.39

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


Veeva Systems beats Allscripts Healthcare Solutions on 11 of the 14 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.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Company Profile

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Allscripts) delivers information technology (IT) solutions and services to help healthcare organizations. The Company operates through three segments: Clinical and Financial Solutions, Population Health, and Netsmart. The Clinical and Financial Solutions segment includes the sale of integrated clinical software applications and financial and information solutions. The Population Health segment includes the sale of health management and coordinated care solutions, which focus on hospitals, health systems, other care facilities and accountable care organizations (ACOs). The Netsmart segment provides software and technology solutions to the health and human services industry, which includes behavioral health, addiction treatment, intellectual and developmental disability services, child and family services and public health segments, as well as to post-acute home care organizations.

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