Comparing AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) & Biostage (NASDAQ:BSTG)

AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) and Biostage (OTCMKTS:BSTG) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares AngioDynamics and Biostage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AngioDynamics 17.06% 5.58% 4.08%
Biostage N/A -258.99% -195.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for AngioDynamics and Biostage, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AngioDynamics 0 1 0 0 2.00
Biostage 0 0 0 0 N/A

AngioDynamics presently has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.83%. Given AngioDynamics’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AngioDynamics is more favorable than Biostage.

Volatility and Risk

AngioDynamics has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Biostage has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.5% of AngioDynamics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Biostage shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of AngioDynamics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of Biostage shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AngioDynamics and Biostage’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AngioDynamics $359.48 million 2.23 $61.34 million $0.83 25.94
Biostage $80,000.00 204.40 -$7.53 million N/A N/A

AngioDynamics has higher revenue and earnings than Biostage.

Summary

AngioDynamics beats Biostage on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various medical, surgical, and diagnostic devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, vascular access, and for use in oncology and surgical settings in the United States and internationally. The company provides AngioVac venous drainage system that includes venous drainage cannula for the removal of fresh, soft thrombi, or emboli during extracorporeal bypass; and cardiopulmonary bypass circuit for use in procedures during extracorporeal circulatory support. It also offers thrombolytic catheters to deliver thrombolytic agents; angiographic products and accessories for use in during peripheral vascular interventional procedures; drainage products, which drain abscesses and other fluid pockets; and micro access sets. In addition, the company provides manifolds, contrast management systems, closed fluid systems, guidewires, disposable transducers, and interventional accessories that help clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diseases; VenaCure EVLT laser system products to treat superficial venous diseases; and Asclera injection for treating uncomplicated spider and reticular veins of the lower extremities. Further, it provides NanoKnife ablation systems for the surgical ablation of soft tissues; solero microwave tissue ablation system; and radiofrequency ablation products for ablating solid cancerous or benign tumors. Additionally, the company offers peripherally inserted central catheters, midline catheters, implantable ports, dialysis catheters, and related accessories and supplies. It sells and markets its products to interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, urologists, interventional and surgical oncologists, and critical care nurses directly, as well as through distributor relationships. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Latham, New York.

About Biostage

Biostage, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in developing bioengineered organ implants based on its Cellframe technology. The company's Cellframe technology combines a proprietary biocompatible scaffold with a patient's own stem cells to create Cellspan organ implants. It is developing bioengineered organ implants, which addresses the damage of the esophagus, bronchus, and trachea due to cancer, infection, trauma, or congenital abnormalities. The company was formerly known as Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Biostage, Inc. in March 2016. Biostage, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Holliston, Massachusetts.

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