Head-To-Head Analysis: PotNetwork (POTN) vs. Psychemedics (PMD)

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PotNetwork (OTCMKTS:POTN) and Psychemedics (NASDAQ:PMD) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

PotNetwork has a beta of 10.55, meaning that its stock price is 955% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Psychemedics has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PotNetwork and Psychemedics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PotNetwork N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Psychemedics $39.70 million 2.26 $6.12 million N/A N/A

Psychemedics has higher revenue and earnings than PotNetwork.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for PotNetwork and Psychemedics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PotNetwork 0 0 0 0 N/A
Psychemedics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of PotNetwork shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.3% of Psychemedics shares are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of Psychemedics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares PotNetwork and Psychemedics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PotNetwork N/A N/A N/A
Psychemedics 14.24% 26.58% 18.41%


Psychemedics pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. PotNetwork does not pay a dividend.


Psychemedics beats PotNetwork on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PotNetwork

PotNetwork Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiary, First Capital Venture Co., engages in the research, development, and sale of hemp-derived CBD oil products. It also engages in the pre-owned auto dealership business. The company sells its products through distributors and resellers, as well as through its Website. The company was formerly known as SND Auto Group Inc. and changed its name to PotNetwork Holdings, Inc in March 2017. PotNetwork Holdings, Inc is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

About Psychemedics

Psychemedics Corporation provides testing services for the detection of drugs of abuse through the analysis of hair samples in the United States and internationally. The company's tests provide quantitative information that can indicate the approximate amount of drug ingested, as well as historical data, which can show a pattern of individual drug use over a longer period of time. It provides screening and confirmation by mass spectrometry using industry-accepted practices for cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and benzodiazepines, as well as opiates, including heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and codeine. The company offers its services to employers for applicant and employee testing; treatment professionals, law enforcement agencies, school administrators, and parents concerned about their children's drug use; and Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-size corporations, as well as school and government entities. Psychemedics Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts.

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