NovelStem International (OTCMKTS:NSTM – Get Rating) and Rent the Runway (NASDAQ:RENT – Get Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares NovelStem International and Rent the Runway’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Rent the Runway||$296.40 million||0.47||-$138.70 million||($2.16)||-0.96|
NovelStem International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Rent the Runway.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Rent the Runway||-46.79%||-649.61%||-35.01%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for NovelStem International and Rent the Runway, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Rent the Runway||0||4||7||0||2.64|
Rent the Runway has a consensus price target of $5.94, suggesting a potential upside of 186.48%. Given Rent the Runway’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Rent the Runway is more favorable than NovelStem International.
Volatility and Risk
NovelStem International has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rent the Runway has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.1% of NovelStem International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of Rent the Runway shares are held by institutional investors. 13.6% of NovelStem International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of Rent the Runway shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
NovelStem International beats Rent the Runway on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About NovelStem International
NovelStem International Corp. focuses on developing and commercialization of diagnostic technology for cancer treatments and the potential to reduce resistance to chemotherapy. The company was formerly known as Hollywood Media Corp. and changed its name to NovelStem International Corp. in September 2018. NovelStem International Corp. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
About Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway, Inc. rents designer wear for women through its stores and online retail. The company offers ready-to-wear, workwear, denim, casual, maternity, outerwear, blouses, knitwear, loungewear, jewelry, handbags, activewear, ski wear, home goods, evening wear, and kids wear, as well as accessories. It also engages in the software development and support activities. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.
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