Quoin Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:QNRX – Get Rating) and Apyx Medical (NASDAQ:APYX – 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Quoin Pharmaceuticals and Apyx Medical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quoin Pharmaceuticals||N/A||N/A||-$9.38 million||($4.93)||-0.09|
|Apyx Medical||$44.16 million||4.71||-$23.18 million||($0.60)||-10.02|
Quoin Pharmaceuticals has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Apyx Medical. Apyx Medical is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quoin Pharmaceuticals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Quoin Pharmaceuticals and Apyx Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Quoin Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3,309.09%. Apyx Medical has a consensus target price of $6.33, suggesting a potential upside of 5.38%. Given Quoin Pharmaceuticals’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Quoin Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Apyx Medical.
This table compares Quoin Pharmaceuticals and Apyx Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Quoin Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its share price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apyx Medical has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Apyx Medical beats Quoin Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Quoin Pharmaceuticals
Quoin Pharmaceuticals Ltd. engages in the development of therapeutic products for the treatment of rare and orphan diseases. Its product pipeline includes QRX003, QRX004, QRX007, and QRX008. The company was founded by Michael Myers and Denise Carter on March 5, 2018 and is headquartered in Ashburn, VA.
About Apyx Medical
Apyx Medical Corp. operates as an energy-based medical technology company. The firm engages in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a range of electrosurgical products and technologies, as well as related medical products used the offices of doctors, surgery centers, and hospitals worldwide. It operates through the following segments: Advanced Energy and Original Equipment Manufacture (OME). The company was founded by Andrew Makrides in 1978 and is headquartered in Clearwater, FL.
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