Critical Analysis: Vericel (NASDAQ:VCEL) & Omni Bio Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:OMBP)

Vericel (NASDAQ:VCEL) and Omni Bio Pharmaceutical (OTCMKTS:OMBP) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.


This table compares Vericel and Omni Bio Pharmaceutical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vericel -9.39% 5.87% 4.22%
Omni Bio Pharmaceutical N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vericel and Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vericel 0 1 4 0 2.80
Omni Bio Pharmaceutical 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vericel currently has a consensus target price of $24.25, suggesting a potential upside of 47.06%. Given Vericel’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Vericel is more favorable than Omni Bio Pharmaceutical.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.5% of Vericel shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Vericel shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Vericel has a beta of 2.97, indicating that its stock price is 197% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omni Bio Pharmaceutical has a beta of -22.08, indicating that its stock price is 2,308% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vericel and Omni Bio Pharmaceutical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vericel $117.85 million 6.31 -$9.66 million $0.18 91.61
Omni Bio Pharmaceutical N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Omni Bio Pharmaceutical has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Vericel.


Vericel beats Omni Bio Pharmaceutical on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vericel Company Profile

Vericel Corporation, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, researches, develops, manufactures, and distributes cellular therapies for sports medicine and severe burn care markets. It markets autologous cell therapy products, including MACI, an autologous cellularized scaffold product for the repair of symptomatic, and single or multiple full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee; and Epicel, a permanent skin replacement humanitarian use device for the treatment of patients with deep-dermal or full-thickness burns. The company also develops ixmyelocel-T, a patient-specific multicellular therapy that has completed Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of advanced heart failure due to ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. The company was formerly known as Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Vericel Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Omni Bio Pharmaceutical Company Profile

Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company in the United States. It holds a license to use patent for the treatment of diabetes using plasma-derived alpha-1 antitrypsin (p-AAT), a protein that is purified from human blood. The company also holds licenses for the use of patents and patent applications covering the use of p-AAT in the treatment of cellular transplantation and graft rejection, radiation protection, bacterial and viral diseases, myocardial remodeling, and inflammatory bowel disease indications. In addition, it holds licenses for patent applications covering compositions of various Fc-AAT constructs. Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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