Contrasting Complete Genomics (GNOM) & Simulations Plus (SLP)

Complete Genomics (NASDAQ: GNOM) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Simulations Plus pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Complete Genomics does not pay a dividend. Simulations Plus pays out 68.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Complete Genomics and Simulations Plus, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Complete Genomics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Simulations Plus 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Complete Genomics and Simulations Plus’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Complete Genomics N/A N/A N/A
Simulations Plus 23.78% 24.56% 18.27%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Complete Genomics and Simulations Plus’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Complete Genomics N/A N/A N/A ($2.35) -1.34
Simulations Plus $24.14 million 11.14 $5.78 million $0.35 44.43

Simulations Plus has higher revenue and earnings than Complete Genomics. Complete Genomics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Simulations Plus, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.6% of Simulations Plus shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.5% of Simulations Plus 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.

Summary

Simulations Plus beats Complete Genomics on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Complete Genomics Company Profile

Complete Genomics, Inc. is a life sciences company that has developed and commercialized a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing platform. Its complete genomics analysis platform (CGA) Platform, combines its human genome sequencing technology with its advanced informatics and data management software and its end-to-end, outsourced service model to provide its customers with data that is ready to be used for genome-based research. Its genome sequencing center combines a high-throughput sample preparation facility, a collection of its high-throughput sequencing instruments and a large- scale data center. Its customers include some of the global academic and government research centers and biopharmaceutical companies. Effective March 18, 2013, BGI-Shenzhen announced that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beta Acquisition Corporation, it has completed the acquisition of the Company.

Simulations Plus Company Profile

Simulations Plus, Inc. (Simulations Plus) develops and produces software for use in pharmaceutical research and for education, and provides consulting and contract research services to the pharmaceutical industry. The Company offers five software products for pharmaceutical research. ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) Predictor is a computer program that takes molecular structures as inputs and predicts over 140 different properties for them at the rate of about 200,000 compounds per hour. MedChem Designer includes a small set of ADMET Predictor property predictions, allowing the chemist to modify molecular structures. MedChem Studio is a tool for medicinal and computational chemists for both data mining and for designing new drug-like molecules. DDDPlus simulates in-vitro laboratory experiments used to measure the rate of dissolution of the drug. GastroPlus simulates the absorption, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drugs.

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