Zynex (OTCMKTS: ZYXI) and AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Zynex and AxoGen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares Zynex and AxoGen’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Zynex||$23.43 million||5.54||$7.36 million||$0.23||17.39|
|AxoGen||$60.43 million||20.38||-$10.44 million||($0.30)||-119.00|
Zynex has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AxoGen. AxoGen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Zynex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Zynex and AxoGen, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
AxoGen has a consensus target price of $31.71, suggesting a potential downside of 11.16%. Given AxoGen’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe AxoGen is more favorable than Zynex.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of Zynex shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.0% of AxoGen shares are held by institutional investors. 9.3% of AxoGen shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
Zynex has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AxoGen has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Zynex, Inc. operates through the Electrotherapy and Pain Management Products segment. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries and the operating subsidiary is Zynex Medical, Inc. (ZMI). Its other subsidiaries include Zynex Monitoring Solutions, Inc. (ZMS) and Zynex Europe, ApS (ZEU). ZMI designs, manufactures and markets medical devices that treat chronic and acute pain, as well as activate and exercise muscles for rehabilitative purposes with electrical stimulation. ZMS is in the process of developing its blood volume monitoring product for non-invasive cardiac monitoring. ZEU intends to focus on sales and marketing its products within the international marketplace, upon receipt of necessary regulatory approvals. It markets and sells Zynex-manufactured products and distributes private labeled products. Its products include NexWave, NeuroMove, InWave, Electrodes and Batteries. ZMI devices are intended for pain management to reduce reliance on drugs and medications.
AxoGen, Inc. provides surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. The companys surgical nerve repair solutions include Avance Nerve Graft, an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site; AxoGuard Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix (ECM) coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves; and AxoGuard Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product that is used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves, as well as reinforces the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments. Its solutions also comprise Avive Soft Tissue Membrane, a minimally processed human umbilical cord membrane that is used as a resorbable soft tissue covering to separate tissues and modulate inflammation in the surgical bed. In addition, the company offers AcroVal neurosensory and motor testing system, which consists of AcroGrip for use in hand grip strength measurement; AcroPinch for measuring pinch strength; and Pressure-Specified Sensory Device, a somatosensory evaluation and measurement device. Further, it provides AxoTouch two point discriminator, a tool that is used for measuring the innervation density of surface area of the skin. The company provides its products to hospitals, surgery centers, and military hospitals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other European countries, and internationally. AxoGen, Inc. is headquartered in Alachua, Florida.
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