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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.48
ATHN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. ATHN: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ATHN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 10.48 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.48
Equity to Asset 0.49
ATHN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. ATHN: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ATHN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.18  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.49
-2.18
0.73
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.83
M-Score: -3.07
WACC vs ROIC
13.62%
0.42%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.44
ATHN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. ATHN: -0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ATHN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.72  Med: 5.01 Max: 10.1
Current: -0.44
-7.72
10.1
Net-margin (%) 1.52
ATHN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. ATHN: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ATHN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.17  Med: 2.98 Max: 23.19
Current: 1.52
-12.17
23.19
ROE (%) 2.83
ATHN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ATHN: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ATHN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.29  Med: 6.84 Max: 35.01
Current: 2.83
-62.29
35.01
ROA (%) 1.36
ATHN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. ATHN: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ATHN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.56  Med: 3.10 Max: 23.13
Current: 1.36
-23.56
23.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.05
ATHN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.73 vs. ATHN: 8.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ATHN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.35  Med: 23.35 Max: 67.98
Current: 8.05
-41.35
67.98
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 27.10
ATHN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. ATHN: 27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATHN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 27.10 Max: 31.9
Current: 27.1
0
31.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.40
ATHN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. ATHN: 27.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATHN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 27.40 Max: 114.5
Current: 27.4
0
114.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -11.10
ATHN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ATHN: -11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ATHN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -16.60 Max: 23.7
Current: -11.1
0
23.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

ATHN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 88,100 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 999,516 sh (+39.71%)
Ruane Cunniff 200,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,786,729 sh (-0.48%)
Ron Baron 75,403 sh (-19.55%)
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Q2 2015

ATHN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,972,880 sh (+97.38%)
Ruane Cunniff 200,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,496,359 sh (-6.07%)
Ron Baron 50,098 sh (-33.56%)
Jim Simons 23,100 sh (-73.78%)
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Q3 2015

ATHN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

George Soros 3,700 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 200,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,972,880 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 49,373 sh (-1.45%)
Frank Sands 4,399,018 sh (-2.16%)
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Q4 2015

ATHN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,883,780 sh (-4.52%)
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Guru Investment Theses on AthenaHealth Inc

Baron Funds Comments on athenahealth - Jan 27, 2016

There is no truth to the rumor that we bought shares of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) after watching its CEO, Jonathan Bush (yes, that Bush) administer CPR on the street to a distressed passerby and saving his life on TV. We bought the shares a few weeks prior to that but admit it was one of the coolest things and we are proud to invest with Jonathan. Athena provides cloud-based business services for physicians and other health care providers. The company’s flagship offering, athenaCollector, automates and manages billing-related functions for medical practices. Other offerings include a cloud-based electronic health service, patient engagement and communication service, and population health management service. We believe athena’s offering is unique. Clients operate on a single web-based version of athena’s software and benefit from real-time updates and the collective experience of other clients. This contrasts with traditional, onpremise software, which requires expensive installations and upgrades. The result is that athenaCollector clients experience faster reimbursement from payors and increased collections. Athena’s other service offerings help health care providers operate more efficiently, reduce costs, coordinate care across different care settings and meet the complexity of new reimbursement models. We think athena’s model is superior to the traditional software model and expect the company to gain market share over time. Athena has grown from $76 million in revenue in 2006 to over $900 million in 2015. Although the overall growth rate has slowed from over 30% to roughly 20% as the revenue base has grown, we believe the company can continue to grow at attractive rates and expand profit margins well into the future.



From the Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Fourth Quarter 2015 Letter.



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Baron Funds Comments on athenahealth Inc. - Nov 10, 2015

Shares of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) were up 16.4% in the quarter. The company reported better-than-expected growth in the number of physicians added to the company’s network as well as better-than-expected margins. We continue to have conviction in the investment thesis because we believe athena has a compelling software-enabled-service offering and will continue to gain market share.



From Baron Opportunity Fund's third quarter 2015 letter.



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Ron Baron Comments on Athenahealth Inc - Jul 28, 2014

Shares of Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN), a provider of cloud-based software-enabled business services for physicians and other healthcare providers, fell after reports of lower than expected first quarter revenues and earnings. A hedge fund manager also published a short thesis that the company’s long-term margin potential is structurally lower than what many investors believe. We exited the position during the quarter. (Neal Kaufman)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Funds Second Quarter 2014 Report.

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Baron Funds Comments on Athenahealth - May 21, 2014

Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) provides cloud-based business services for health care providers. The company's flagship offering, athenaCollector, automates and manages billing-related functions for medical practices. We believe athena's offering is unique. All clients operate on a single web-based version of athena's software, which allows each client to benefit immediately from regular updates and the collective experience of other clients. This, in turn, helps improve collections and reduce collection cycles. The company's core addressable market is roughly $36 billion, which represents its potential billings as a percentage of U.S. health care expenditures on physician and clinical services. Management announced plans to enter the hospital market with a new service offering that helps manage transitions of care throughout a health care system. We believe this new offering will expand the size of the company's addressable market and enable it to realize management's vision of becoming the nation's health care information backbone. (Neal Kaufman)





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Top Ranked Articles about AthenaHealth Inc

Baron Funds Comments on athenahealth Guru stock highlight
There is no truth to the rumor that we bought shares of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) after watching its CEO, Jonathan Bush (yes, that Bush) administer CPR on the street to a distressed passerby and saving his life on TV. We bought the shares a few weeks prior to that but admit it was one of the coolest things and we are proud to invest with Jonathan. Athena provides cloud-based business services for physicians and other health care providers. The company’s flagship offering, athenaCollector, automates and manages billing-related functions for medical practices. Other offerings include a cloud-based electronic health service, patient engagement and communication service, and population health management service. We believe athena’s offering is unique. Clients operate on a single web-based version of athena’s software and benefit from real-time updates and the collective experience of other clients. This contrasts with traditional, onpremise software, which requires expensive installations and upgrades. The result is that athenaCollector clients experience faster reimbursement from payors and increased collections. Athena’s other service offerings help health care providers operate Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on athenahealth Inc. Guru stock highlight
Shares of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) were up 16.4% in the quarter. The company reported better-than-expected growth in the number of physicians added to the company’s network as well as better-than-expected margins. We continue to have conviction in the investment thesis because we believe athena has a compelling software-enabled-service offering and will continue to gain market share. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 334.37
ATHN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. ATHN: 334.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ATHN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.37  Med: 138.35 Max: 2840.6
Current: 334.37
24.37
2840.6
Forward P/E 56.18
ATHN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. ATHN: 56.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 334.37
ATHN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1234 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. ATHN: 334.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ATHN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.37  Med: 143.94 Max: 11505
Current: 334.37
24.37
11505
P/B 8.52
ATHN's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 2330 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. ATHN: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ATHN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.56  Med: 10.34 Max: 19.89
Current: 8.52
5.56
19.89
P/S 5.00
ATHN's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 2330 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. ATHN: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ATHN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 6.71 Max: 12.39
Current: 5
1.95
12.39
POCF 28.05
ATHN's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 1535 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.76 vs. ATHN: 28.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ATHN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.52  Med: 39.68 Max: 155
Current: 28.05
19.52
155
EV-to-EBIT 218.26
ATHN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
96% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. ATHN: 218.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ATHN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3787.4  Med: 95.30 Max: 13824.1
Current: 218.26
-3787.4
13824.1
EV-to-EBITDA 37.76
ATHN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 1893 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. ATHN: 37.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ATHN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.4  Med: 51.00 Max: 112.1
Current: 37.76
26.4
112.1
PEG 13.29
ATHN's PEG is ranked lower than
91% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ATHN: 13.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ATHN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 10.13 Max: 372.21
Current: 13.29
3
372.21
Shiller P/E 6823.32
ATHN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.57 vs. ATHN: 6823.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ATHN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 336.34 Max: 766.08
Current: 6823.32
0
766.08
Current Ratio 1.65
ATHN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ATHN: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ATHN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.36 Max: 5.23
Current: 1.65
0.9
5.23
Quick Ratio 1.65
ATHN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ATHN: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ATHN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.36 Max: 5.23
Current: 1.65
0.9
5.23
Days Sales Outstanding 58.48
ATHN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 70.48 vs. ATHN: 58.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ATHN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.19  Med: 55.02 Max: 64.52
Current: 58.48
48.19
64.52
Days Payable 10.72
ATHN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.10 vs. ATHN: 10.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ATHN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 8.49 Max: 18.78
Current: 10.72
2.11
18.78

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 57.75
ATHN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ATHN: 57.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ATHN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.72  Med: 12.97 Max: 68.4
Current: 57.75
10.72
68.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.49
ATHN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1745 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ATHN: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ATHN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.10 Max: 2.7
Current: 0.49
0.1
2.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.80
ATHN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.48 vs. ATHN: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ATHN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 24.30 Max: 31.8
Current: 24.8
-1.9
31.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $880
EPS $ 0.39
Beta1.67
Short Percentage of Float39.58%
52-Week Range $110.68 - 170.42
Shares Outstanding(Mil)38.96

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 1,112 1,316 1,519
EPS($) 1.70 2.09 2.24
EPS without NRI($) 1.70 2.09 2.24

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Health Information Services
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Traded in other countries:36A.Germany,
AthenaHealth Inc was incorporated in Delaware on August 21, 1997, as Athena Healthcare Incorporated. The Company changed its name to athenahealth, Inc. on November 17, 2000. The Company provides cloud-based business services that help medical caregivers collect more revenue and greatly reduce their administrative work burden. It offers a suite of four, seamlessly integrated services: athenaCollector for revenue cycle and practice management; athenaClinicals for electronic health records ("EHR"); athenaCommunicator for automated, live, and online patient communications; and athenaCoordinator for care coordination. The Company also offers subscription-based and sponsored clinical information and decision support services under the Epocrates brand. Via the athenaNet platform, it provides a single instance of cloud-based software to clients; every health care provider across the network always accesses the same continuously updated services. The software is the primary conduit through which the Company shares information among clients, insurance payers, and staff of experts. The Company's customers consist of medical group practices ranging in size throughout the United States of America. The competitors of the Company includes Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; CareCloud Corporation; Cerner Corporation; eClinicalWorks, LLC; Epic Systems Corporation; Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.; McKesson Corp.; NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC; OptumInsight, Inc.; Practice Fusion, Inc.; SCI Solutions, Inc.; and Vitera Healthcare Solutions, LLC, which operates under the Greenway brand.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Baron Funds Comments on athenahealth Jan 27 2016 
Baron Funds Comments on athenahealth Inc. Nov 10 2015 
Vanguard Health Care Fund Adds 4 Positions to Portfolio Feb 05 2015 
Vanguard Health Care Fund New Buys on 2014 Q4 Feb 02 2015 
Growth Opportunities in Software - Baron Funds Newsletter Nov 21 2014 
Ron Baron Comments on Athenahealth Inc Jul 28 2014 
David Einhorn’s Top Stock Picks Show Large Gains Jun 23 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Athenahealth May 21 2014 
David Einhorn AthenaHealth Short Thesis Presentation May 13 2014 
'Happy' Athena CEO: I messed up when I promised net income growth May 08 2014 

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