InVivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for InVivo Therapeutics and Quidel, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Volatility & Risk
InVivo Therapeutics has a beta of 2.46, meaning that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quidel has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
10.4% of InVivo Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.3% of Quidel shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of InVivo Therapeutics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of Quidel shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares InVivo Therapeutics and Quidel’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|InVivo Therapeutics||N/A||N/A||-$26.74 million||($0.74)||-0.68|
|Quidel||$277.74 million||6.61||-$8.16 million||($0.07)||-752.86|
Quidel has higher revenue and earnings than InVivo Therapeutics. Quidel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than InVivo Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares InVivo Therapeutics and Quidel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Quidel beats InVivo Therapeutics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp., a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company, focus on developing and commercializing biopolymer scaffolding devices for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI). It is developing Neuro-Spinal Scaffold implant, an investigational bioresorbable polymer scaffold for acute SCI; and Therapeutic Trails injection program for the treatment of chronic SCI. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Quidel Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of diagnostic testing solutions. These diagnostic testing solutions are separated into four product categories: immunoassays, molecular assays, virology and specialty products. The Company sells its products directly to end users and distributors, in each case, for professional use in physician offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, universities, retail clinics, pharmacies and wellness screening centers. Its diagnostic solutions aid in the detection and diagnosis of critical diseases and other medical conditions, including infectious diseases, women’s health, gastrointestinal diseases, autoimmune diseases, bone health and thyroid diseases. The Company provides diagnostic testing solutions under various brand names, including Quidel, QuickVue, QuickVue+, MicroVue, FreshCells, D3 FastPoint, Super E-Mix, ELVIS, Sofia, Quidel Molecular, Amplivue, Lyra and Thyretain.
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