Wave Sync (OTCMKTS:WAYS) vs. Amyris (OTCMKTS:AMRS) Head-To-Head Review

Wave Sync (OTCMKTS:WAYS) and Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Wave Sync and Amyris, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wave Sync 0 0 0 0 N/A
Amyris 0 0 2 0 3.00

Amyris has a consensus target price of $9.50, indicating a potential upside of 110.18%. Given Amyris’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Amyris is more favorable than Wave Sync.

Volatility & Risk

Wave Sync has a beta of -1.03, indicating that its share price is 203% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amyris has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Wave Sync and Amyris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wave Sync N/A N/A N/A
Amyris -202.81% N/A -193.76%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.4% of Amyris shares are held by institutional investors. 42.5% of Wave Sync shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.4% of Amyris shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Wave Sync and Amyris’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wave Sync $90,000.00 14.02 -$5.61 million N/A N/A
Amyris $80.42 million 5.81 -$230.24 million ($2.53) -1.79

Wave Sync has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Amyris.

About Wave Sync

Wave Sync Corp., a development stage company, engages in the design, development, and proliferation of next generation debit and credit cards for financial institutions in the United States. The company offers its products by employing secured encryption transmitted through audio wave technology. It also supplies and sells electronic inlays embedded with audio chips and other modules to card manufacturers. The company is based in Randolph, New Jersey.

About Amyris

Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, delivers alternatives to petroleum, plant, and animal-based products across a range of consumer and industry segments worldwide. It applies its bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, specialty ingredients, and consumer products. The company delivers its No Compromise products and services in markets, such as specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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