CRYO-CELL International (OTCMKTS:CCEL) and Catasys (NASDAQ:CATS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for CRYO-CELL International and Catasys, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Catasys has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 17.81%. Given Catasys’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Catasys is more favorable than CRYO-CELL International.
This table compares CRYO-CELL International and Catasys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares CRYO-CELL International and Catasys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CRYO-CELL International||$31.80 million||2.10||$2.29 million||N/A||N/A|
|Catasys||$35.10 million||12.55||-$25.66 million||($1.15)||-22.51|
CRYO-CELL International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Catasys.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.9% of CRYO-CELL International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.0% of Catasys shares are held by institutional investors. 54.0% of CRYO-CELL International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 58.2% of Catasys shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
CRYO-CELL International has a beta of 0.08, suggesting that its stock price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Catasys has a beta of 2.22, suggesting that its stock price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Catasys beats CRYO-CELL International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
CRYO-CELL International Company Profile
Cryo-Cell International, Inc. engages in the cellular processing and cryogenic cellular storage with a focus on the collection and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells for family use. It provides cord tissue service that stores a section of the umbilical cord tissue, a source of mesenchymal stem cells that are used in regenerative medicine to treat a range of conditions, including heart, kidney, ALS, wound healing, and auto-immune diseases. The company also manufactures and sells PrepaCyte CB processing system, a technology used to process umbilical cord blood stem cells. It stores approximately 500,000 cord blood and cord tissue specimens worldwide. The company markets its cord blood stem cell preservation services directly to expectant parents, as well as by distributing information through obstetricians, pediatricians, childbirth educators, certified nurse-midwives, and other related healthcare professionals. Cryo-Cell International, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oldsmar, Florida.
Catasys Company Profile
Catasys, Inc. provides big data predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and telehealth, combined with human intervention services to health plans and other third party payors. It offers OnTrak solution to improve treatment outcomes and lower the utilization of medical and behavioral health plan services. The company's OnTrak solution includes medical and psychosocial interventions; and a proprietary Web based clinical information platform and database, psychosocial programs, and integrated care coaching services. Its OnTrak solution combines medical and psychosocial treatments with elements of traditional disease management, case management, and ongoing member support to help organizations treat and manage populations struggling with substance dependence, depression, and anxiety to improve their health and thereby decrease their health care costs. Catasys, Inc.'s OnTrak solution includes various components, such as identification of impactable members, member engagement, enrollment/referral, provider network, outpatient medical treatment, outpatient psychosocial treatment, care coaching, monitoring and reporting, and proprietary Web-based clinical information platform. The company was formerly known as Hythiam, Inc. and changed its name to Catasys, Inc. in March 2011. Catasys, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
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