Zicix (OTCMKTS:ZICX – Get Rating) and Akumin (NASDAQ:AKU – Get Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Zicix and Akumin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Zicix and Akumin, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility and Risk
Zicix has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akumin has a beta of -0.49, suggesting that its share price is 149% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
25.8% of Akumin shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.2% of Akumin shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Zicix and Akumin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Akumin||$749.63 million||0.05||-$156.76 million||($1.79)||-0.22|
Zicix has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Akumin.
Zicix Corp. is engaged in the development of digital applications for the collection, acquisition, and presentation of retail coupons. Its projects are focused on providing innovative and cutting edge solutions that integrate consumers, retailers, and manufactures. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Carson City, NV.
Akumin, Inc. engages in the provision of fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services and solutions. It operates under the Radiology and Oncology segments. The Oncology segment includes delivering ionizing radiation to treat malignant and benign disease processes under the direction of a radiation oncologist. The company was founded on August 12, 2015 and is headquartered in Plantation, FL.
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