Mannatech (MTEX) versus FitLife Brands (OTCMKTS:FTLF) Critical Comparison

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Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX) and FitLife Brands (OTCMKTS:FTLF) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Mannatech and FitLife Brands, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mannatech 0 0 0 0 N/A
FitLife Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares Mannatech and FitLife Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mannatech -2.24% -8.28% -3.67%
FitLife Brands -45.49% -124.35% -25.62%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.7% of Mannatech shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.7% of Mannatech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.8% of FitLife Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mannatech and FitLife Brands’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mannatech $173.56 million 0.24 -$1.78 million N/A N/A
FitLife Brands $17.80 million 0.31 -$9.76 million N/A N/A

Mannatech has higher revenue and earnings than FitLife Brands.

Volatility and Risk

Mannatech has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FitLife Brands has a beta of -0.12, indicating that its stock price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Mannatech pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.6%. FitLife Brands does not pay a dividend. Mannatech has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.


Mannatech beats FitLife Brands on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mannatech Company Profile

Mannatech, Incorporated provides wellness solutions. The company develops, markets, and sells nutritional supplements, topical, skin care and anti-aging products, and weight-management products. It markets its products through network marketing channels in the Americas, Europe/the Middle East/Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Coppell, Texas.

FitLife Brands Company Profile

FitLife Brands, Inc. manufactures and markets nutritional supplements for health conscious consumers in the United States and internationally. The company offers weight loss, general health, and sports nutrition supplements, such as Censor, Cardio Cuts, and LipoRUSH DS; precision sports nutrition formulations for professional muscular development, including Amplify XL, Pump Fuel, and Flex Stack; weight loss and sports nutrition performance enhancing supplements for fitness enthusiasts comprising Isolate, Ultrakarbs, and NeuroLean; and men's health and weight loss formulations consisting of JXT5 and PyroStim. It also provides diet, health, and sports nutrition supplements and related products that support accelerated fitness and nutrition goals directly to athletic facilities, gyms, and independent retailers; and sports nutritionals, energy and sports drink products, and meal replacements. The company sells and markets its sports, weight loss, and general nutrition products under the NDS Nutrition Products, PMD, SirenLabs, and CoreActive brand names directly to franchise locations. It also markets its men's health and weight loss formulations under the Metis Nutrition brand through corporate and franchise stores; and sports nutritionals, energy and sports drink products, meal replacements, and weight loss products under the iSatori, BioGenetic Laboratories, and Energize brand names through approximately 25,000 retail locations, including specialty, mass, and online. The company was formerly known as Bond Laboratories, Inc. and changed its name to FitLife Brands, Inc. in September 2013. FitLife Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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