Financial Analysis: Pure Bioscience (PURE) vs. HighCom Global Security (HCGS)

Pure Bioscience (OTCMKTS:PURE) and HighCom Global Security (OTCMKTS:HCGS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Pure Bioscience and HighCom Global Security’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pure Bioscience -419.50% -264.14% -204.73%
HighCom Global Security -33.08% -26.59% -24.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Pure Bioscience shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Pure Bioscience shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of HighCom Global Security shares are owned by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Pure Bioscience and HighCom Global Security, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pure Bioscience 0 0 0 0 N/A
HighCom Global Security 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pure Bioscience and HighCom Global Security’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pure Bioscience $1.77 million 19.82 -$7.44 million ($0.11) -4.45
HighCom Global Security $6.22 million 0.67 -$2.11 million N/A N/A

HighCom Global Security has higher revenue and earnings than Pure Bioscience.

Risk and Volatility

Pure Bioscience has a beta of -1.23, meaning that its stock price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HighCom Global Security has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

HighCom Global Security beats Pure Bioscience on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pure Bioscience Company Profile

PURE Bioscience, Inc. develops and commercializes antimicrobial products that provide solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and distributes silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC), a non-toxic antimicrobial agent, which offers residual protection and formulates with other compounds. The company offers SDC-based disinfecting and sanitizing products, including PURE Hard Surface, a food contact surface sanitizer and disinfectant; PURE Control, a antimicrobial food processing aid for use in poultry processing and produce processing; PURE Multi-Purpose and Floor Cleaner Concentrate used to clean various resilient surfaces, including floors, glass, and food contact surfaces; PURE Multi-Purpose Hi-Foam Cleaner Concentrate used to clean stainless steel equipment, resilient floors, walls, and painted surfaces; and SILVÉRION, an antimicrobial solution used against bacteria, viruses, yeast, and molds. It sells its products to distributors and end users. PURE Bioscience, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in El Cajon, California.

HighCom Global Security Company Profile

HighCom Global Security, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes security products and personal protective gears in the United States and internationally. It offers body armors, striker ballistic helmets, guardian hard armor plates, trooper soft armor vests, ballistic shields and plates, civilian armor system ballistic panels, and stingray ballistic blankets. The company also provides BlastWrap, a technology component to mitigate blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. Its customers include independent distributors, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other federal government agencies, local police department, foreign entities, the United Nations, and law enforcement and corrections bodies. The company was formerly known as BlastGard International, Inc. and changed its name to HighCom Global Security, Inc. in June 2017. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. HighCom Global Security, Inc. is a subsidiary of 2538093 Ontario Inc.

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