Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: SYKE) and Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.6% of Sykes Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Sykes Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and Sykes Enterprises’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allscripts Healthcare Solutions||$1.81 billion||1.41||-$152.60 million||$0.47||30.94|
|Sykes Enterprises||$1.59 billion||0.81||$32.21 million||$2.00||15.01|
Sykes Enterprises has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Sykes Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and Sykes Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allscripts Healthcare Solutions||0.10%||8.26%||2.24%|
Volatility and Risk
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sykes Enterprises has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and Sykes Enterprises, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allscripts Healthcare Solutions||0||1||13||0||2.93|
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $16.51, indicating a potential upside of 13.55%. Sykes Enterprises has a consensus price target of $32.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.26%. Given Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is more favorable than Sykes Enterprises.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Company Profile
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. provides information technology solutions and services to healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers electronic health records, connectivity, private cloud hosting, outsourcing, analytics, patient engagement, clinical decision support, and population health management solutions. The company's Clinical and Financial Solutions segment provides integrated clinical software applications and financial and information solutions, which primarily include EHR-related, and financial and practice management software solutions, as well as related installation, support and maintenance, outsourcing, private cloud hosting, revenue cycle management, training, and electronic claims administration services. Its Population Health segment offers health management and coordinated care solutions that enable hospitals, health systems, accountable care organizations, and other care facilities to connect, transition, analyze, and coordinate care across the entire care community. The company's Netsmart segment operates in and provides software and technology solutions to the health and human services, and post-acute sectors of health care. The company serves physicians, hospitals, governments, health systems, health plans, life-sciences companies, retail clinics, retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, insurance companies, and employer wellness clinics, as well as post-acute organizations, such as home health and hospice agencies. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Sykes Enterprises Company Profile
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides multichannel demand generation and global customer engagement services. Its customer care services include handling billing inquiries and claims, activating customer accounts, resolving complaints, cross-selling/up-selling, and prequalifying and warranty management, as well as providing health information and dispatching roadside assistance. The company's technical support services comprise support around complex networks, hardware and software, communications equipment, Internet access technology, and Internet portal usage. It also provides customer acquisition services, which focuses around digital marketing, demand generation, and in-bound sales conversion, as well as inbound and outbound up-selling its clients' products and services. It also provides technical staffing services to outsourced corporate help desk services; and fulfillment services, such as order and payment processing, inventory control, product delivery, and product returns handling. The company offers its services through phone, e-mail, social media, text messaging, chat, and digital self-service support. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated provides its services to corporations, medium-sized businesses, and public institutions in the communications, financial services, technology, transportation and leisure, healthcare, retail, and other industries. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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