Critical Comparison: BG Medicine (BGMD) vs. BioTelemetry (BEAT)
BG Medicine (OTCMKTS: BGMD) and BioTelemetry (NASDAQ:BEAT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
82.4% of BioTelemetry shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of BG Medicine shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of BioTelemetry shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares BG Medicine and BioTelemetry’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BG Medicine||$1.57 million||0.25||-$5.30 million||N/A||N/A|
|BioTelemetry||$208.33 million||4.40||$53.43 million||$1.29||21.94|
BioTelemetry has higher revenue and earnings than BG Medicine.
This table compares BG Medicine and BioTelemetry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for BG Medicine and BioTelemetry, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BioTelemetry has a consensus target price of $43.50, indicating a potential upside of 53.71%. Given BioTelemetry’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BioTelemetry is more favorable than BG Medicine.
Volatility & Risk
BG Medicine has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioTelemetry has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.
BioTelemetry beats BG Medicine on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
BG Medicine Company Profile
BG Medicine, Inc. (BG Medicine) is a commercial-stage diagnostics company. The Company is engaged in commercializing diagnostic products that may be used to help guide the care and management of patients suffering from heart failure and related disorders. The Company’s BGM Galectin-3 Test is an in vitro diagnostic device that employs a manual micro-titer platform to measure galectin-3 levels in blood plasma or serum for use as an aid in assessing the prognosis of chronic heart failure in conjunction with clinical evaluation. The automated galectin-3 tests are being developed and commercialized by its diagnostic instrument manufacturing partners and will be performed on its partners’ automated platforms. The Company’s CardioSCORE test is a multi-analyte biomarker-based blood test that was designed as an aid in the assessment of near-term risk for atherothrombotic cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and ischemic stroke.
BioTelemetry Company Profile
BioTelemetry, Inc. (BioTelemetry), formerly CardioNet, Inc., provides cardiac monitoring services, cardiac monitoring device manufacturing, and centralized cardiac core laboratory services. The Company operates in three segments: patient services, product and research services. The patient services business segment’s principal focus is on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders, through its core Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry(MCOT), event and Holter services in a healthcare setting. The product business segment focuses on the development, manufacturing, testing and marketing of medical devices to medical companies, clinics and hospitals. The Company’s research services focuses on providing cardiac safety monitoring services for drug and medical treatment trials in a research environment. In August 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Cardiocore Lab, Inc. (Cardiocore).
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