Micron Solutions (OTCMKTS:MICR – Get Rating) and Tivic Health Systems (NASDAQ:TIVC – Get Rating) are both small-cap 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Micron Solutions and Tivic Health Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Micron Solutions||$22.57 million||0.25||-$1.29 million||($0.41)||-4.05|
|Tivic Health Systems||$1.84 million||1.77||-$10.10 million||($0.93)||-0.12|
Micron Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Tivic Health Systems. Micron Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tivic Health Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tivic Health Systems||-557.41%||-174.99%||-123.91%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Micron Solutions and Tivic Health Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tivic Health Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Tivic Health Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 26.1% of Micron Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.6% of Tivic Health Systems 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.
Risk & Volatility
Micron Solutions has a beta of 0.3, meaning that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tivic Health Systems has a beta of 2.23, meaning that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Micron Solutions beats Tivic Health Systems on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Micron Solutions
Micron Solutions, Inc. is a diversified contract manufacturing organization that produces engineered, medical device technologies requiring precision machining and injection molding. The firm also manufactures components, devices and equipment for military, law enforcement, industrial and consumer product applications. It engages in the production and sale of silver/silver chloride coated and conductive resin sensors used as consumable component parts in the manufacture of integrated disposable electrophysiological sensors. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Fitchburg, MA.
About Tivic Health Systems
Tivic Health Systems Inc. operates as a bioelectronic device company that delivers non-invasive neuromodulation products for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. Its primary product is ClearUP, is a medical device intended to relieve sinus and nasal inflammation. The company sells its products on direct-to-consumer channel through its own websites; and platforms, such as Amazon.com and Walmart.com, as well as to U.S. online retailers, including BestBuy.com and FSAStore.com. Tivic Health Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Hayward, California.
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