Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN) and Future Healthcare of America (OTCMKTS:FUTU) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Cowen and Future Healthcare of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cowen 0.45% 4.97% 0.90%
Future Healthcare of America N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cowen and Future Healthcare of America’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cowen $1.05 billion 0.31 $24.63 million $2.21 5.33
Future Healthcare of America N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cowen has higher revenue and earnings than Future Healthcare of America.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cowen and Future Healthcare of America, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cowen 0 0 2 0 3.00
Future Healthcare of America 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cowen presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 65.68%. Given Cowen’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Cowen is more favorable than Future Healthcare of America.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.9% of Cowen shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.3% of Future Healthcare of America shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Cowen shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cowen beats Future Healthcare of America on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cowen

Cowen Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services for its clients. It manages separate client focused portfolio through its subsidiaries. Through its subsidiaries, the firm invests in equity and fixed income markets. It also invests in alternative investments markets through its subsidiaries. Cowen Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, and San Francisco, California.

About Future Healthcare of America

Natur Holdings B.V. produces health food, such as natural juices and snacks. The company is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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