Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) and PROS (NYSE:PRO) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Computer Programs & Systems and PROS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Computer Programs & Systems 6.14% 15.09% 7.15%
PROS -30.36% -188.83% -9.45%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Computer Programs & Systems and PROS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Computer Programs & Systems $280.41 million 1.42 $17.04 million $1.94 14.29
PROS $197.02 million 13.09 -$64.24 million ($1.09) -62.47

Computer Programs & Systems has higher revenue and earnings than PROS. PROS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Computer Programs & Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.1% of Computer Programs & Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 12.3% of Computer Programs & Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of PROS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Computer Programs & Systems has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PROS has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Computer Programs & Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. PROS does not pay a dividend. Computer Programs & Systems pays out 20.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Computer Programs & Systems and PROS, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Programs & Systems 1 4 2 0 2.14
PROS 0 2 8 1 2.91

Computer Programs & Systems presently has a consensus target price of $28.58, indicating a potential upside of 3.10%. PROS has a consensus target price of $56.30, indicating a potential downside of 17.32%. Given Computer Programs & Systems’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Computer Programs & Systems is more favorable than PROS.

Summary

Computer Programs & Systems beats PROS on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Computer Programs & Systems Company Profile

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. provides healthcare information technology solutions and services in the United States and the Caribbean nation of St. Maarten. Its software systems include patient management software that enables a hospital to identify a patient at various points in the healthcare delivery system, as well as to collect and maintain patient information throughout the process of patient care; and financial accounting software, which offers business office applications to track and coordinate information needed for managerial decision-making. The company also provides clinical software that automates record keeping and reporting for various clinical functions; patient care applications; and enterprise applications that support its products for use in various areas of the hospital. In addition, it offers Centriq, an intuitive user interface to centralize data from various care areas that provide the end user with a tool to view past and present patient information; and Classic, a platform for community hospitals and post-acute care facilities. Further, the company provides software solutions that promote data-driven clinical and financial outcomes for customers in the post-acute care industry; software application support, hardware maintenance, and education and related services; post-acute care support and maintenance services; revenue cycle management products and services, consulting and business management services, and managed information technology services; and system implementation and training services. It serves community hospitals and physician clinics, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and small specialty hospitals. Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama.

PROS Company Profile

PROS Holdings, Inc. offers artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that power commerce in the digital economy worldwide. The company's solutions enable buying experiences for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer companies. It delivers its cloud-based solutions through the Internet as a Service on a subscription basis. The company offers solutions for selling improvement, including PROS Smart CPQ that automates the quoting process by enabling sales teams, partners, and end customers on e-commerce platforms; and PROS Opportunity Detection solutions, which enhances sales productivity, accelerates quota attainment, and delivers data-driven product recommendations. It also provides PROS pricing solutions comprising PROS Control, a platform for price measurement, coordination, and strategy; and PROS Guidance, a prescriptive price guidance solution. In addition, the company provides PROS airline revenue optimization solutions consisting of PROS Airline Revenue Management, PROS Airline Real-Time Dynamic Pricing, and PROS Airline Group Sales for enterprises in the travel industry, including the airline, hotel, and cruise. Further, it offers Airline e-commerce suite of products, such as PROS Airline Shopping and PROS Airline Merchandising that provide airlines with shopping and merchandising capabilities. Additionally, the company offers professional services consisting of implementation and configuration, consulting, and training; and maintenance and support services. It sells its software solutions to customers in various industries, including automotive and industrial, B2B services, cargo, chemicals and energy, consumer goods, insurance, food and beverage, healthcare, high tech, and travel. The company markets and sells its software solutions primarily through its direct global sales force, as well as indirectly through go-to-market partners, resellers, and systems integrators. PROS Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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