Berkeley Lights (NASDAQ:BLI) and BioForce Nanosciences (OTCMKTS:BFNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Berkeley Lights and BioForce Nanosciences’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Berkeley Lights||$64.30 million||25.83||-$41.58 million||($1.39)||-17.81|
|BioForce Nanosciences||$20,000.00||381.80||-$158.41 million||N/A||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
61.7% of Berkeley Lights shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.3% of Berkeley Lights shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 39.5% of BioForce Nanosciences shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Berkeley Lights and BioForce Nanosciences, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Berkeley Lights presently has a consensus target price of $86.20, indicating a potential upside of 248.28%. Given Berkeley Lights’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Berkeley Lights is more favorable than BioForce Nanosciences.
This table compares Berkeley Lights and BioForce Nanosciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Berkeley Lights has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioForce Nanosciences has a beta of -0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Berkeley Lights beats BioForce Nanosciences on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Berkeley Lights Company Profile
Berkeley Lights, Inc., a digital cell biology company, focuses on enabling and accelerating the rapid development and commercialization of biotherapeutics and other cell-based products. The company offers an integrated platform, which comprise of proprietary consumables, including OptoSelect chips and reagent kits, automation systems, and application and workflow software. It serves in North America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.
BioForce Nanosciences Company Profile
BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. provides natural vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, powders and beverages. It markets products through social media and telemarketing. The company was founded on December 10, 1999 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA.
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