Analyzing MedAssets (NASDAQ:MDAS) & The Competition

MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare MedAssets to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for MedAssets and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MedAssets 0 0 0 0 N/A
MedAssets Competitors 895 4929 7758 192 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 4.56%.

Profitability

This table compares MedAssets and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MedAssets -1.18% -2.00% -0.54%
MedAssets Competitors -20.89% -249.70% -3.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MedAssets and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MedAssets N/A N/A N/A
MedAssets Competitors $2.89 billion $231.60 million 353.68

MedAssets’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than MedAssets. MedAssets is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

MedAssets peers beat MedAssets on 4 of the 7 factors compared.

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.

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