Critical Analysis: Valeritas (OTCMKTS:VLRXQ) vs. Bioventus (NYSE:BVS)

Bioventus (NYSE:BVSGet Rating) and Valeritas (OTCMKTS:VLRXQGet Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bioventus and Valeritas’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bioventus $430.90 million 0.39 $19.38 million ($2.07) -1.06
Valeritas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Bioventus has higher revenue and earnings than Valeritas.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

44.6% of Bioventus shares are held by institutional investors. 8.1% of Bioventus shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Valeritas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Bioventus and Valeritas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bioventus -24.61% 7.87% 3.06%
Valeritas N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Bioventus and Valeritas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bioventus 1 4 1 0 2.00
Valeritas 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bioventus currently has a consensus target price of $8.80, indicating a potential upside of 301.83%. Given Bioventus’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bioventus is more favorable than Valeritas.

Summary

Bioventus beats Valeritas on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bioventus

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Bioventus Inc. a medical device company, focuses on developing and commercializing clinical treatments that engage and enhance the body's natural healing process in the United States and internationally. The company's product portfolio includes pain treatments, which comprise non-surgical joint pain injection therapies, as well as peripheral nerve stimulation products. Its surgical solutions comprise bone graft substitutes to fuse and grow bones, enhance results following spinal and other orthopedic surgeries; and ultrasonic medical devices for the use in precise bone sculpting, remove tumors, and tissue debridement. The company's restorative therapies include an ultrasonic bone healing system for fracture care; skin allografts; and products that are used to support healing of chronic wounds, as well as advanced rehabilitation devices designed to help patients regain leg or hand function. It serves physicians spanning the orthopedic continuum, including sports medicine, total joint reconstruction, hand and upper extremities, foot and ankle, podiatric surgery, trauma, spine, and neurosurgery in the physician's office or clinic, ambulatory surgical centers, or in the hospital setting. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

About Valeritas

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Valeritas Holdings, Inc., a commercial-stage medical technology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of technologies to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes in the United States. The company offers V-Go, a wearable insulin delivery device for basal-bolus therapy. It also develops V-Go Prefill that is in the design-development stage for eliminating the device-filling process and the need for EZ fill refrigeration for patients with Type 2 diabetes; and V-Go SIM for real-time tracking information of basal and bolus dosing utilization. The company sells V-Go to third-party wholesalers and medical supply distributors. Valeritas Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

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