Aclarion (NASDAQ:ACON) versus Burning Rock Biotech (NASDAQ:BNR) Critical Analysis

Burning Rock Biotech (NASDAQ:BNRGet Rating) and Aclarion (NASDAQ:ACONGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Burning Rock Biotech and Aclarion, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Burning Rock Biotech 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aclarion 0 0 1 0 3.00

Aclarion has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 275.00%. Given Aclarion’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Aclarion is more favorable than Burning Rock Biotech.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.1% of Burning Rock Biotech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Aclarion shares are held by institutional investors. 30.3% of Burning Rock Biotech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.1% of Aclarion shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Burning Rock Biotech and Aclarion’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Burning Rock Biotech $79.69 million 3.96 -$125.02 million ($1.45) -2.07
Aclarion $60,000.00 104.80 -$7.61 million N/A N/A

Aclarion has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Burning Rock Biotech.


This table compares Burning Rock Biotech and Aclarion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Burning Rock Biotech -177.59% -64.34% -50.30%
Aclarion -12,583.55% N/A -206.46%

About Burning Rock Biotech

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Burning Rock Biotech Limited primarily develops and provides cancer therapy selection tests in the People's Republic of China. It operates in three segments: Central Laboratory Business, In-Hospital Business, and Pharma Research and Development Services. The company primarily offers next-generation sequencing-based cancer therapy selection and prognosis prediction tests applicable to a range of cancer types, including lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, lymphomas, thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer using tissue and liquid biopsy samples. Its principal products include OncoCompass IO, a corresponding test for liquid biopsy samples; OncoScreen IO, a pan-cancer test for tissue samples; OncoCompass Target, a ctDNA liquid biopsy-based test for NSCLC; ColonCore for assessing microsatellite loci related to MSI status and detecting mutations in genes associated with gastrointestinal cancers; and OncoScreen ParpMatch and OncoCompass ParpMatch to target critical genes associated with homologous recombination deficiency. In addition, the company has development and commercialization agreement with Myriad Genetics, Inc. to in-license Myriad myChoice tumor testing in China; and licensing agreement with Oncocyte Corporation to in-license DetermaRx, a risk stratification test for early stage lung cancer patients in China. It has collaborations on clinical trials and research studies with AstraZeneca, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, CStone, BeiGene, Abbisko Therapeutics, and IMPACT Therapeutics and Merck KGaA. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

About Aclarion

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Aclarion, Inc., a healthcare technology company, develops software application for magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in the United States. It offers NOCISCAN-LS Post-Processor suite comprising NOCICALC-LS that receives and processes the acquired disc MRS data to calculate levels of degenerative pain biomarkers; and NOCIGRAM-LS, a clinical decision support software. The company was formerly known as Nocimed, Inc. and changed its name to Aclarion, Inc. in December 2021. Aclarion, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in San Mateo, California.

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