Enzo Biochem (NYSE:ENZ) and Avant Diagnostics (OTCMKTS:AVDX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Enzo Biochem and Avant Diagnostics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
67.3% of Enzo Biochem shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Avant Diagnostics shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Enzo Biochem shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 38.0% of Avant Diagnostics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Enzo Biochem and Avant Diagnostics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Enzo Biochem||$104.71 million||1.62||-$10.32 million||N/A||N/A|
|Avant Diagnostics||$250,000.00||8.09||-$2.37 million||N/A||N/A|
Avant Diagnostics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Enzo Biochem.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Enzo Biochem and Avant Diagnostics, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility and Risk
Enzo Biochem has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avant Diagnostics has a beta of 10.7, suggesting that its share price is 970% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Avant Diagnostics beats Enzo Biochem on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Enzo Biochem
Enzo Biochem, Inc., an integrated diagnostic bioscience company, researches, develops, manufactures, and markets diagnostic and research products based on genetic engineering, biotechnology, and molecular biology. It operates in three segments: Life Sciences Products, Clinical Laboratory Services, and Therapeutics. The Life Sciences Products segment manufactures, develops, and markets products and tools to clinical research, drug development, and bioscience research customers. It offers proteins, antibodies, peptides, small molecules, labeling probes, dyes, and kits, which provide life science researchers tools for target identification/validation, content analysis, gene expression analysis, nucleic acid detection, protein biochemistry and detection, and cellular analysis to life science researchers. This segment provides its products to scientific experts in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, diabetes and obesity, endocrine disorders, infectious and autoimmune disease, hepatotoxicity, and renal injury. The Clinical Laboratory Services segment provides routine and esoteric clinical laboratory tests or procedures used in general patient care by physicians to establish or support a diagnosis, monitor treatment or medication levels, or search for an otherwise undiagnosed condition. It operates a full-service clinical laboratory in Farmingdale, New York; a network of approximately 30 patient service centers in New York and New Jersey; and a free standing STAT' or rapid response laboratory in New York City, as well as a full-service phlebotomy department. The Therapeutics segment develops novel approaches in the areas of gastrointestinal, infectious, ophthalmic, and metabolic diseases. The company markets its products and services through its direct sales force and a network of distributors in the United States and internationally. Enzo Biochem, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About Avant Diagnostics
Avant Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary diagnostic tests that provide information for physicians and patients in the areas of cancers. It offers OvaDx, a noninvasive proteomics diagnostic screening test for the early detection of ovarian cancer. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.
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