athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN) and Weyland Tech (OTCMKTS:WEYL) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares athenahealth and Weyland Tech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
athenahealth 9.57% 15.35% 10.04%
Weyland Tech -13.23% -79.07% -40.17%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for athenahealth and Weyland Tech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
athenahealth 0 17 3 0 2.15
Weyland Tech 0 0 0 0 N/A

athenahealth presently has a consensus target price of $149.05, suggesting a potential upside of 13.24%. Given athenahealth’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe athenahealth is more favorable than Weyland Tech.

Risk and Volatility

athenahealth has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Weyland Tech has a beta of -1.73, indicating that its share price is 273% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares athenahealth and Weyland Tech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
athenahealth $1.22 billion 4.38 $53.10 million $1.57 83.84
Weyland Tech $15.58 million 3.36 -$70,000.00 N/A N/A

athenahealth has higher revenue and earnings than Weyland Tech.

Summary

athenahealth beats Weyland Tech on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

athenahealth Company Profile

athenahealth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides network-based medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for medical groups and health systems. It offers athenaCollector, a network-enabled billing and practice management solution; athenaClinicals, an electronic health record for managing patient's clinical documentation; athenaCommunicator, an engagement and communication solution that provides an automated communication service between patients and provider practices for interactions outside the exam room; and athenaCoordinator for order transmission and care coordination services. The company also provides athenahealth Population Health, a cloud-based population health service; and Epocrates services that include clinical information and decision support services in the areas of drug and disease information, medical calculator and tools, clinical guidelines, clinical messaging, and market research. In addition, it offers athenahealth Health Plan data exchange facilitates to exchange the data between providers and health plans for the healthcare operations of clients; athenaOne Analytics that includes an analytics and dashboard application, as well as provides visibility into the financial and operational health of an organization; and pre-certification processing and referral processing services. The company serves healthcare providers, medical groups, and health systems through its direct sales force and channel partners in the United States and internationally. athenahealth, Inc. was formerly known as athenahealth.com, Inc. and changed its name to athenahealth, Inc. in November 2000. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Weyland Tech Company Profile

Weyland Tech Inc. provides e-commerce solutions and services that facilitate business-to-consumer and business-to-business transactions to small-medium-sized businesses and resellers. It offers CreateApp platform to create a mobile application in Singapore, India, and the United States/Canada; and DIY App builder through a white label platform in European Union, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South China, Indonesia, North America, Thailand, the Philippines, and France. The company was formerly known as Seratosa, Inc. and changed its name to Weyland Tech Inc. in September 2015. Weyland Tech Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

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