Computer Programs & Systems
Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI) has an incredibly generic name that sounds like a circa-1960 course at college. However, this is a company with a far from generic or prosaic record. This is a business focused on delivering healthcare information services.
I believe that this business has a strong competitive moat given its focus on small community hospitals. One of the important characteristics of businesses with a competitive moat is "serious" profitability. This business has a return on capital of 42% over the last twelve months.
As an experiment, I have written a more complete overview of the business as a series of links to quicksharing.com files. You will find a discussion of changing economics of reimbursement, some discussion of street expectations, as well as links to a Wall Street Transcript interview with a portfolio manager who has a position in the security. As well, I have provided a couple of spreadsheets of ratio analysis that demonstrate the improving profitability that this company has experienced.
I look forward to your comments regarding this somewhat different approach to providing blog information.
CPSI Financial Data:
CPSI Ratios & Analytics:
Disclaimer: Neither I nor my family have a current position in any of the securities mentioned. Some clients do own a current position in CPSI and in MCK.