Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ: OXFD) and HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Oxford Immunotec Global PLC and HTG Molecular Diagnostics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC 0 0 3 0 3.00
HTG Molecular Diagnostics 0 1 2 0 2.67

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC presently has a consensus target price of $22.33, suggesting a potential upside of 23.94%. HTG Molecular Diagnostics has a consensus target price of $6.17, suggesting a potential upside of 175.30%. Given HTG Molecular Diagnostics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HTG Molecular Diagnostics is more favorable than Oxford Immunotec Global PLC.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Oxford Immunotec Global PLC and HTG Molecular Diagnostics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC $97.44 million 4.27 -$23.66 million ($1.50) -12.01
HTG Molecular Diagnostics $5.64 million 3.78 -$21.68 million ($3.39) -0.66

HTG Molecular Diagnostics has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Oxford Immunotec Global PLC. Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than HTG Molecular Diagnostics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Oxford Immunotec Global PLC and HTG Molecular Diagnostics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC -34.58% -35.76% -21.67%
HTG Molecular Diagnostics -440.31% -1,538.49% -117.27%

Volatility & Risk

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HTG Molecular Diagnostics has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.0% of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.1% of HTG Molecular Diagnostics shares are held by institutional investors. 7.6% of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.6% of HTG Molecular Diagnostics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC beats HTG Molecular Diagnostics on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oxford Immunotec Global PLC

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a diagnostics company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing tests for under-served immune-regulated conditions. The Company’s product lines and development activities principally focus on four areas: infectious diseases, transplantation, autoimmune and inflammatory disease and immune-oncology. Its T-SPOT.TB test is used to test for tuberculosis (TB), infection and leverages its T-SPOT technology platform, which allows it to measure the response of specific immune cells to inform the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of patients with immune-regulated conditions. It offers a range of assays for tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, obtained through the acquisitions of Imugen and Immunetics. It has a series of assays for use in blood screening, building upon its expertise in tick-borne disease. Its T-SPOT. CMV and T-SPOT. PRT tests are part of its product line focused on the transplantation market.

About HTG Molecular Diagnostics

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. is a commercial-stage company that develops and markets a technology platform to facilitate the routine use of complex molecular profiling. The Company’s HTG Edge and HTG EdgeSeq platforms, consisting of instrumentation, consumables and software analytics, are used in sample profiling applications, including tumor profiling, molecular diagnostic testing and biomarker development. The Company’s HTG Edge and HTG EdgeSeq platforms automate the molecular profiling of genes and gene activity using its nuclease protection chemistry on a range of biological samples. The Company’s HTG EdgeSeq chemistry, together with its HTG Edge or HTG EdgeSeq instrumentation and software, automates and adapts its nuclease protection chemistry to enable analysis using next generation sequencing (NGS) instrumentation. The HTG EdgeSeq system utilizes substantially the same sample preparation reagents as its original chemistry, but allows for read out on an NGS instrument.

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