biOasis Technologies (OTCMKTS:BIOAF) and Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.7% of Aceto shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.1% of Aceto shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Aceto pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. biOasis Technologies does not pay a dividend. Aceto pays out 100.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Aceto has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

biOasis Technologies has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aceto has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares biOasis Technologies and Aceto’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
biOasis Technologies -1,517.77% -407.59% -264.48%
Aceto -38.57% -15.73% -3.57%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares biOasis Technologies and Aceto’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
biOasis Technologies $460,000.00 32.48 -$4.12 million N/A N/A
Aceto $711.36 million 0.07 -$316.12 million $0.04 42.75

biOasis Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Aceto.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for biOasis Technologies and Aceto, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
biOasis Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aceto 2 0 0 0 1.00

Aceto has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.96%. Given Aceto’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Aceto is more favorable than biOasis Technologies.

Summary

Aceto beats biOasis Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About biOasis Technologies

biOasis Technologies, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focuses on research and development for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease and disorders such as brain cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, and metabolic disorders. Its products include Transcend program as its proprietary carrier, p97, and components thereof, to deliver therapeutics and imaging agents across the blood brain barrier. The company was founded by Robin B. Hutchison on November 3, 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Aceto

Aceto Corporation engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of finished dosage form generic pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical products, pharmaceutical active ingredients and intermediates, specialty performance chemicals, and agricultural protection products. The company operates in three segments: Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients, and Performance Chemicals. The Human Health segment supplies raw materials used in the production of nutritional and packaged dietary supplements, including vitamins, amino acids, iron compounds, and biochemicals used in pharmaceutical and nutritional preparations. This segment is also involved in developing and marketing generic pharmaceutical products. It sells its generic prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products to wholesalers, chain drug stores, distributors, and mass merchandisers. The Pharmaceutical Ingredients segment offers active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates to various generic drug companies. The Performance Chemicals segment provides specialty chemicals for use in the manufacture of plastics, surface coatings, cosmetics and personal care, textiles, and fuels and lubricants, as well as for food, flavor, paper, and film industries; dye and pigment intermediates used in the color-producing industries; and organic intermediates used in the production of agrochemicals. Its raw materials are also used in electronic parts for photo tooling, circuit boards, and production of computer chips. This segment also offers agricultural protection products comprising herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, which control weed growth and the spread of insects and microorganisms; and sprout inhibitors for potatoes. The company serves various companies in the industrial chemical, agricultural, and human health and pharmaceutical industries primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Aceto Corporation was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.

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