NantHealth (NYSE: NH) and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ:MTBC) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NantHealth -267.11% -83.97% -46.64%
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. -32.88% -59.52% -19.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NantHealth and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NantHealth $98.18 million 3.54 -$116.13 million N/A N/A
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. $30.18 million 0.54 -$2.56 million ($1.08) -1.32

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than NantHealth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for NantHealth and Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NantHealth 0 0 4 0 3.00
Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00

NantHealth currently has a consensus price target of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 224.56%. Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. has a consensus price target of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 57.34%. Given NantHealth’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe NantHealth is more favorable than Medical Transcription Billing, Corp..

Summary

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. beats NantHealth on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

NantHealth Company Profile

NantHealth, Inc. is a healthcare cloud-based information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in converging science and technology through a single integrated clinical platform, to provide actionable health information at the point of care. The Company offers the Genomic Proteomic Spectrometry (GPS) Cancer test, a molecular test and decision support solution that measures the proteins present in the patient’s tumor tissue, combined with whole genomic and transcriptomic sequencing of tumor and normal samples. The Company also offers Nant Operating System (NantOS) and NantOS applications to healthcare providers and payors, self-insured employers and biopharmaceutical companies. It offers CLINICS, an integrated solution that includes GPS Cancer, NantOS and the NantOS applications. The CLINICS solution includes System Infrastructure, Knowledge Platform, Provider Platform and Payor Platform.

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. Company Profile

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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