Comparing Dougherty’s Pharmacy (MYDP) and Rite Aid (RAD)

Dougherty’s Pharmacy (OTCMKTS:MYDP) and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.


This table compares Dougherty’s Pharmacy and Rite Aid’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dougherty’s Pharmacy -6.05% -79.29% -10.64%
Rite Aid 3.26% -1.97% -0.30%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dougherty’s Pharmacy and Rite Aid’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dougherty’s Pharmacy $40.21 million 0.02 -$2.10 million N/A N/A
Rite Aid $21.53 billion 0.06 $943.47 million ($0.02) -63.00

Rite Aid has higher revenue and earnings than Dougherty’s Pharmacy.

Volatility & Risk

Dougherty’s Pharmacy has a beta of -0.58, meaning that its share price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rite Aid has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Dougherty’s Pharmacy and Rite Aid, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dougherty’s Pharmacy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rite Aid 2 5 0 0 1.71

Rite Aid has a consensus target price of $2.11, suggesting a potential upside of 67.23%. Given Rite Aid’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Rite Aid is more favorable than Dougherty’s Pharmacy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Dougherty’s Pharmacy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.3% of Rite Aid shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Dougherty’s Pharmacy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of Rite Aid shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Rite Aid beats Dougherty’s Pharmacy on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dougherty’s Pharmacy Company Profile

Dougherty's Pharmacy, Inc., an investment firm, focuses on acquiring, managing, and growing community based pharmacies in the Southwest Region of the United States. Its flagship store is Dougherty's Pharmacy, a turn-key multi-service pharmacy located in Dallas, Texas. The company was formerly known as Ascendant Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to Dougherty's Pharmacy, Inc. in May 2017. Dougherty's Pharmacy, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Rite Aid Company Profile

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Retail Pharmacy segment sells prescription drugs and a range of other merchandise, including over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and other every day and convenience products. It also operates retail clinics that provide treatment for common conditions; and a range of preventive services comprising screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. In addition, this segment offers healthcare coaching and disease management services. The Pharmacy Services segment provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and a range of pharmacy-related services. This segment also performs prescription adjudication services for other PBMs; and offers integrated mail-order, specialty and compounding pharmacy, and infertility treatment services, as well as drug benefits under the federal government's Medicare Part D program. As of April 12, 2018, the company operated approximately 2,548 stores in 19 states. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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