Micron Solutions (OTCMKTS:MICR) and Outset Medical (NASDAQ:OM) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
84.6% of Outset Medical shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of Micron Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Micron Solutions and Outset Medical, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Outset Medical has a consensus price target of $56.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.51%. Given Outset Medical’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Outset Medical is more favorable than Micron Solutions.
This table compares Micron Solutions and Outset Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Micron Solutions and Outset Medical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Micron Solutions||$17.50 million||0.61||-$2.14 million||N/A||N/A|
Outset Medical has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Micron Solutions.
Micron Solutions beats Outset Medical on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Micron Solutions
Micron Solutions, Inc., through its subsidiary, Micron Products, Inc., operates as a contract manufacturing organization that produces medical device components requiring precision machining and injection molding in the United States and internationally. The company also manufactures components, devices, and equipment for military, law enforcement, automotive, and consumer product applications. Its products include silver/silver chloride coated and conductive resin sensors for use as consumable component parts in integrated disposable electrophysiological sensors that are used in monitoring electrical signals in various medical applications. The company also offers orthopedic implant components; thermoplastic injection molding services; and value added services, including the design, manufacture, and rehabilitation of injection molding tools. It serves original equipment manufacturers, and other contract manufacturing organizations, as well as defense industries. The company was formerly known as Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Micron Solutions, Inc. in March 2017. Micron Solutions, Inc. is based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
About Outset Medical
Outset Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, develops a hemodialysis system for dialysis. It offers Tablo, a dialysis machine that enables dialysis care in acute and chronic settings. The Tablo comprises a compact console with integrated water purification, on-demand dialysate production, and software and connectivity capabilities. The company was formerly known as Home Dialysis Plus, Ltd. and changed its name to Outset Medical, Inc. in January 2015. Outset Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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