PAVmed (NASDAQ:PAVM) and Biostage (OTCMKTS:BSTG) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
4.9% of PAVmed shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Biostage shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.4% of PAVmed shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of Biostage shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
PAVmed has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Biostage has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares PAVmed and Biostage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares PAVmed and Biostage’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Biostage has higher revenue and earnings than PAVmed.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PAVmed and Biostage, as provided by MarketBeat.
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PAVmed presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 244.83%. Given PAVmed’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PAVmed is more favorable than Biostage.
PAVmed beats Biostage on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
PAVmed Inc. operates as a medical device company in the United States. The company's lead product pipeline includes CarpX, a percutaneous device to treat carpal tunnel syndrome; EsoCheck, an non-invasive cell collection device and DNA biomarkers to detect esophageal cancer precursor; PortIO, an implantable intraosseous vascular access device; and DisappEAR, an antimicrobial resorbable ear tube. Its product pipeline also comprises NextCath, a self-anchoring catheter; NextFlo, a disposable infusion system; and Caldus, a disposable tissue ablation device. The company was formerly known as PAXmed Inc. and changed its name to PAVmed Inc. in April 2015. PAVmed Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in New York, New York.
Biostage, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in developing bioengineered organ implants based on its Cellframe technology. The company's Cellframe technology combines a proprietary biocompatible scaffold with a patient's own stem cells to create Cellspan organ implants. It is developing bioengineered organ implants, which addresses the damage of the esophagus, bronchus, and trachea due to cancer, infection, trauma, or congenital abnormalities. The company was formerly known as Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Biostage, Inc. in March 2016. Biostage, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Holliston, Massachusetts.
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