Head to Head Comparison: Medicure (OTCMKTS:MCUJF) & Dare Bioscience (OTCMKTS:DARE)

Medicure (OTCMKTS:MCUJF) and Dare Bioscience (NASDAQ:DARE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Medicure and Dare Bioscience’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Medicure $15.20 million 0.59 -$14.91 million N/A N/A
Dare Bioscience N/A N/A -$14.26 million ($0.97) -1.14

Dare Bioscience has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Medicure.

Risk & Volatility

Medicure has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dare Bioscience has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Medicure and Dare Bioscience’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Medicure -126.65% -33.24% -25.00%
Dare Bioscience N/A -586.39% -214.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Medicure and Dare Bioscience, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Medicure 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dare Bioscience 0 1 4 0 2.80

Dare Bioscience has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 305.41%. Given Dare Bioscience’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Dare Bioscience is more favorable than Medicure.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.5% of Dare Bioscience shares are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of Medicure shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of Dare Bioscience shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Dare Bioscience beats Medicure on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Medicure

Medicure Inc., a cardiovascular pharmaceutical company, engages in the research, clinical development, and commercialization of human therapeutics in Canada, the United States, and Barbados. The company primarily markets and sells AGGRASTAT injection, a glycoprotein GP IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome, including unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction, as well as AGGRASTAT high-dose bolus regimen for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with non ST elevated acute coronary syndrome. The company's products also comprise PREXXARTAN, an oral solution used for the treatment of hypertension. In addition, it is developing TARDOXAL that is in Phase IIa clinical trials for the treatment of tardive dyskinesia/neurological indications; and products for the treatment of acute cardiology. Medicure Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

About Dare Bioscience

Daré Bioscience, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and marketing women's reproductive health products in the United States. The company intends to develop therapies in the areas of contraception, vaginal health, sexual health, and fertility. Its product candidates include Ovaprene, a non-hormonal monthly contraceptive; and SST-6007, a topical sildenafil cream for female sexual arousal disorder. The company has license and collaboration agreement with Strategic Science and Technologies-D, LLC and Strategic Science Technologies, LLC to develop and commercialize indications for women related to female sexual dysfunction and/or female reproductive health. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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