MedAssets (MDAS) versus Perficient (PRFT) Head to Head Contrast

MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) and Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares MedAssets and Perficient’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MedAssets -1.18% -2.00% -0.54%
Perficient 3.08% 7.42% 5.82%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MedAssets and Perficient’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MedAssets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Perficient $452.14 million 1.33 $47.43 million $0.42 40.69

Perficient has higher revenue and earnings than MedAssets.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for MedAssets and Perficient, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MedAssets 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perficient 0 1 2 0 2.67

Perficient has a consensus target price of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 19.95%. Given Perficient’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perficient is more favorable than MedAssets.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.4% of Perficient shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Perficient beats MedAssets on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MedAssets

MedAssets, Inc. (MedAssets) provides technology-enabled products and services to healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, non-acute healthcare providers, payers, other service providers and product manufacturers. The Company operates its business through two business segments: Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM). The SCM segment delivers market insight, performance improvement advisory and cost management capabilities to healthcare providers. The RCM segment provides revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers, primarily hospitals and health systems. The Company’s technology-enabled solutions are delivered through the Company-hosted software or software as a service (SaaS) or Web-based applications. Its Web-based applications employ cloud computing by using the Internet to deploy the Company’s solutions across decentralized health care organizations, providing standardization and compliance.

About Perficient

Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.

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