Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC – Get Rating) and Modular Medical (OTC:MODD – Get Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Alphatec and Modular Medical’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alphatec||$350.87 million||4.85||-$152.15 million||($1.47)||-10.41|
|Modular Medical||N/A||N/A||-$18.63 million||($1.48)||-1.29|
Modular Medical has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alphatec. Alphatec is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Modular Medical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Insider & Institutional Ownership
48.6% of Alphatec shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.7% of Modular Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.9% of Alphatec shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 59.2% of Modular Medical shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Alphatec and Modular Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alphatec and Modular Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Alphatec currently has a consensus price target of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 6.21%. Modular Medical has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 318.85%. Given Modular Medical’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Modular Medical is more favorable than Alphatec.
Modular Medical beats Alphatec on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alphatec Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of spinal fusion technology products and solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders. It offers intra-operative information and neuromonitoring technologies, access systems, interbody implants, fixation systems, and various biologics offerings. The company was founded on March 4, 2005 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA.
About Modular Medical
Modular Medical, Inc., a development stage medical device company, focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of insulin pumps using technology to enhance pump adoption in the diabetes marketplace. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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