Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) and Digiliti Money Group (OTCMKTS:DGLT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Vermillion has a beta of 2.37, suggesting that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Digiliti Money Group has a beta of -0.66, suggesting that its share price is 166% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Vermillion and Digiliti Money Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vermillion 0 0 1 0 3.00
Digiliti Money Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Vermillion presently has a consensus price target of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 28.57%. Digiliti Money Group has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3,650.00%. Given Digiliti Money Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Digiliti Money Group is more favorable than Vermillion.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vermillion and Digiliti Money Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vermillion $2.64 million 39.77 -$14.96 million ($0.20) -8.75
Digiliti Money Group $7.97 million 0.20 -$15.16 million N/A N/A

Vermillion has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Digiliti Money Group.

Profitability

This table compares Vermillion and Digiliti Money Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vermillion -332.10% -200.44% -114.50%
Digiliti Money Group -147.73% N/A -199.21%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.9% of Vermillion shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.3% of Digiliti Money Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Vermillion shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.9% of Digiliti Money Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Vermillion

Vermillion, Inc. is a diagnostic service and bio-analytic solutions provider. The Company is engaged in the business of developing and commercializing diagnostic tests for gynecologic disease. It sells OVA1 risk of malignancy test for pelvic mass disease (OVA1). OVA1 is a blood test designed to, in addition to a physician’s clinical assessment of a woman with a pelvic mass, identify women who are at risk of having a malignant ovarian tumor prior to planned surgery. It developed OVA1 through pre-clinical studies in collaboration with various academic medical centers encompassing over 2,500 clinical samples. OVA1 is validated in a multi-center clinical trial encompassing approximately 30 sites reflective of the diverse nature of the clinical centers, at which ovarian adnexal masses are evaluated. Its ASPiRA LABS is a laboratory that provides diagnostic services using a biomarker-based diagnostic algorithm to inform clinical decision making and personalized treatment plans.

About Digiliti Money Group

Digiliti Money Group, Inc., formerly Digiliti Money, Inc., is a technology solutions and services provider to the financial services industry. The Company’s solutions and services enable its clients, such as banks, credit unions and alternative financial services providers (AFS) to offer their customers remote deposit capture (RDC) and prepaid mobile money technologies and related services. It offers RDC products for businesses and consumers; mobile money management products for consumers, and training and support services for its financial services industry customers. The RDC products are offered to banks and credit unions in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Its mobile money management products are offered to traditional financial institutions (FIs), as well as AFS in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These FIs and AFS providers include banks, credit unions, prepaid card issuers, check cashers and payday lenders.

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