MyoKardia (NASDAQ: MYOK) and Ocata Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OCAT) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MyoKardia and Ocata Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MyoKardia $43.35 million 34.29 -$18.78 million ($0.69) -68.41
Ocata Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ocata Therapeutics has higher revenue, but lower earnings than MyoKardia.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for MyoKardia and Ocata Therapeutics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MyoKardia 0 0 5 0 3.00
Ocata Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A

MyoKardia currently has a consensus price target of $55.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.53%. Given MyoKardia’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe MyoKardia is more favorable than Ocata Therapeutics.

Profitability

This table compares MyoKardia and Ocata Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MyoKardia -44.65% -16.35% -12.16%
Ocata Therapeutics -4,564.66% -103.02% -46.18%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.9% of MyoKardia shares are held by institutional investors. 46.1% of MyoKardia shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MyoKardia beats Ocata Therapeutics on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MyoKardia

MyoKardia, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the treatment of heritable cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically-driven forms of heart failure that result from biomechanical defects in cardiac muscle contraction. The Company is engaged in the business of developing and commercializing therapeutics. The Company has used its precision medicine platform to generate an initial pipeline of over four therapeutic programs for the chronic treatment of two forms of heritable cardiomyopathy-hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Additionally, the Company has three preclinical programs, HCM-2, DCM-2 and LUS-1. Its lead product candidate, MYK-461, is an orally-administered small molecule designed to reduce excessive cardiac muscle contractility leading to HCM.

About Ocata Therapeutics

Ocata Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of Regenerative Ophthalmology therapeutics. The Company’s advanced products are in clinical trials for the treatment of Stargardt’s macular degeneration, dry age-related macular degeneration, and myopic macular degeneration. The Company is also developing several pre-clinical terminally differentiated-cell therapies for the treatment of other ocular disorders. Additionally, it has a number of pre-clinical stage assets in disease areas outside the field of ophthalmology, including autoimmune, inflammatory and wound healing-related disorders.

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