Emmaus Life Sciences (NASDAQ:EMMA) and HemaCare (OTCMKTS:HEMA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Emmaus Life Sciences and HemaCare, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Emmaus Life Sciences||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility and Risk
Emmaus Life Sciences has a beta of 2.86, indicating that its share price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HemaCare has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Emmaus Life Sciences and HemaCare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Emmaus Life Sciences||-561.61%||-467.46%||-216.02%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Emmaus Life Sciences and HemaCare’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Emmaus Life Sciences||$1.32 million||118.66||-$9.59 million||($11.16)||-0.30|
HemaCare has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Emmaus Life Sciences.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Emmaus Life Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. 36.9% of Emmaus Life Sciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.2% of HemaCare shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Emmaus Life Sciences Company Profile
Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of treatments and therapies primarily for rare and orphan diseases in the United States and internationally. It provides Endari, which is L-glutamine oral powder to reduce the acute complications of sickle cell disease in adult and pediatric patients five years of age and older; NutreStore L-glutamine powder; and AminoPure, a nutritional supplement. The company also develops therapeutic products based on cell sheet technology for the treatment of corneal diseases. In addition, it focuses on developing pharmaceutical-grade L-glutamine oral powder for diverticulosis. The company was formerly known as Emmaus Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. in September 2011. Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Torrance, California.
HemaCare Company Profile
HemaCare Corporation provides human-derived primary blood cells and tissues for biomedical research, and supporting cell therapy clinical trials and commercialization with apheresis collections in the United States. The company specializes in the customized collection, isolation, and testing of primary human blood cells and other biological products for research protocols and cellular therapy. It offers human blood cellular components derived from peripheral blood, bone marrow, and cord blood; and a range of consulting services in standard operating procedure development, personnel training, and quality and regulatory compliance. The company's network of FDA-registered, GMP/GTP-compliant collection centers ensures donor materials available to customers, as well as for use within its isolation laboratory. The company has strategic partnership with Charles River Laboratories International Inc. for human immune system research. HemaCare Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Northridge, California.
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