Reviewing Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) & Sogou (SOGO)

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Computer Programs & Systems $276.93 million 1.69 -$17.10 million $1.33 24.92
Sogou $908.36 million 5.67 $82.20 million $0.29 44.69

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Computer Programs & Systems and Sogou, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Programs & Systems 1 4 1 0 2.00
Sogou 0 1 2 0 2.67

Computer Programs & Systems currently has a consensus target price of $29.25, suggesting a potential downside of 11.76%. Sogou has a consensus target price of $12.77, suggesting a potential downside of 1.49%. Given Sogou’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sogou is more favorable than Computer Programs & Systems.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.1% of Computer Programs & Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.7% of Sogou shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Computer Programs & Systems shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Computer Programs & Systems -4.83% 14.77% 6.60%
Sogou N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Computer Programs & Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Sogou does not pay a dividend. Computer Programs & Systems pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Sogou beats Computer Programs & Systems on 9 of the 15 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 helps 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 Healthland Centriq, a Web-based electronic health record platform that centralizes data from various care areas; and Healthland Classic that offers a suite of integrated applications for managing operations, resources, and people, as well as for ambulatory information management solutions. 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; business management, consulting, and managed information technology services for community healthcare enterprises. Additionally, it provides Software as a Service based healthcare revenue cycle management solutions; system implementation and training services; and forms and office supplies. 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 based in Mobile, Alabama.

Sogou Company Profile

Sogou Inc. provides search and search-related services in the People's Republic of China. The company provides Sogou Search, a search engine; and Sogou Input Method, a Chinese language input software for mobile and PC MAUs. It also offers search and search-related advertising services; Internet value-added services related to the operation of Web games and mobile games developed by third parties; and online reading services, as well as other products and services, including smart hardware products. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Sogou Inc. is a subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc.

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