Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN) and Precision Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AIPT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
Sientra has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Precision Therapeutics has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.0% of Sientra shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.5% of Precision Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.0% of Sientra shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of Precision Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sientra and Precision Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sientra||$36.54 million||11.51||-$64.02 million||($2.82)||-5.22|
|Precision Therapeutics||$650,000.00||15.59||-$7.74 million||N/A||N/A|
Precision Therapeutics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sientra.
This table compares Sientra and Precision Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sientra and Precision Therapeutics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sientra currently has a consensus target price of $24.14, suggesting a potential upside of 64.13%. Given Sientra’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sientra is more favorable than Precision Therapeutics.
Sientra beats Precision Therapeutics on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sientra, Inc., a medical aesthetics company, develops and sells medical aesthetics products to plastic surgeons in the United States. It operates through two segments, Breast Products and miraDry. The company offers silicone gel breast implants for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures; breast tissue expanders; and scar management products under the Sientra, AlloX2, Dermaspan, Softspan, and BIOCORNEUM brand names. It also provides body contouring products; facial and nasal implants; saline-filled breast implant sizers to identify the correct style and size of implants; and non-breast tissue expanders for expanding tissue and skin surface area for burn care and other reconstructive use. The company was formerly known as Juliet Medical, Inc. and changed its name to Sientra, Inc. in April 2007. Sientra, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
About Precision Therapeutics
Precision Therapeutics Inc. provides various healthcare products and services primarily in the United States. The company manufactures environmentally conscious systems for the collection and disposal of infectious fluids that result from surgical procedures and post-operative care. It offers the STREAMWAY Fluid Waste Management system that suctions surgical waste fluid from the patient using standard surgical tubing; and disposables. The company also provides contract research organization (CRO) that offers personalized medicine solutions for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotech industries. Its CRO services enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapy using the power of artificial intelligence applied to diseases databases. The company markets and sells its STREAMWAY Fluid Waste Management system and procedure disposables to medical facilities through various direct sales force and independent distributors. The company was formerly known as Skyline Medical Inc. and changed its name to Precision Therapeutics Inc. in February 2018. Precision Therapeutics Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Eagan, Minnesota.
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