Head to Head Survey: Ainos (OTCMKTS:AIMD) vs. Maravai LifeSciences (NASDAQ:MRVI)

Maravai LifeSciences (NASDAQ:MRVI) and Ainos (OTCMKTS:AIMD) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.1% of Maravai LifeSciences shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Maravai LifeSciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 34.4% of Ainos shares are held by 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Maravai LifeSciences and Ainos’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maravai LifeSciences $284.10 million 41.96 $88.97 million $1.70 27.22
Ainos $20,000.00 4,273.26 -$1.45 million N/A N/A

Maravai LifeSciences has higher revenue and earnings than Ainos.

Profitability

This table compares Maravai LifeSciences and Ainos’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maravai LifeSciences N/A N/A N/A
Ainos -998.65% -53.71% -38.42%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Maravai LifeSciences and Ainos, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maravai LifeSciences 0 0 10 0 3.00
Ainos 0 0 0 0 N/A

Maravai LifeSciences presently has a consensus target price of $45.63, suggesting a potential downside of 1.39%. Given Maravai LifeSciences’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Maravai LifeSciences is more favorable than Ainos.

Summary

Maravai LifeSciences beats Ainos on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Maravai LifeSciences Company Profile

Maravai LifeSciences Holdings, Inc., a life sciences company, provides products to enable the development of drug therapies, diagnostics, novel vaccines, and support research on human diseases in the United States and internationally. The company's products address the key phases of biopharmaceutical development and include nucleic acids for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, antibody-based products to detect impurities during the production of biopharmaceutical products, and products to detect the expression of proteins in tissues of various species. It operates in three segments: Nucleic Acid Production, Biologics Safety Testing, and Protein Detection. The Nucleic Acid Production segment manufactures and sells products for use in the fields of gene therapy, nucleoside chemistry, oligonucleotide therapy, and molecular diagnostics, including reagents used in the chemical synthesis, modification, labelling, and purification of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). This segment also offers messenger RNA, oligonucleotides, and oligonucleotide building blocks, as well as plasmid DNA and CleanCap capping technology. The Biologics Safety Testing segment sells analytical products for use in biologic manufacturing process development, including custom product-specific development antibody and assay development services. This segment also provides HCP ELISA kits, other bioprocess impurity and contaminant ELISA kits, ancillary reagents, and custom services. The Protein Detection segment sells labeling and detection reagents for researchers in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and glycobiology. The company serves biopharmaceutical companies, and other biopharmaceutical and life sciences research companies; and academic research institutions and in vitro diagnostics companies. Maravai LifeSciences Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Ainos Company Profile

Ainos, Inc. engages in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products. The company was founded in June 1984 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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