Dougherty’s Pharmacy (OTCMKTS:MYDP) and Taxus Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:TXSP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Dougherty’s Pharmacy has a beta of -0.58, indicating that its stock price is 158% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Taxus Pharmaceuticals has a beta of -0.26, indicating that its stock price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Dougherty’s Pharmacy and Taxus Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dougherty’s Pharmacy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Taxus Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Dougherty’s Pharmacy and Taxus Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dougherty’s Pharmacy -6.05% -79.29% -10.64%
Taxus Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -1,076.15%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Dougherty’s Pharmacy shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Dougherty’s Pharmacy shares are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dougherty’s Pharmacy and Taxus Pharmaceuticals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dougherty’s Pharmacy $40.21 million 0.02 -$2.10 million N/A N/A
Taxus Pharmaceuticals $10,000.00 25,835.50 -$110,000.00 N/A N/A

Taxus Pharmaceuticals has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Dougherty’s Pharmacy.

Summary

Taxus Pharmaceuticals beats Dougherty’s Pharmacy on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dougherty’s Pharmacy Company Profile

Dougherty's Pharmacy, Inc., an investment firm, focuses on acquiring, managing, and growing community based pharmacies in the Southwest Region of the United States. Its flagship store is Dougherty's Pharmacy, a turn-key multi-service pharmacy located in Dallas, Texas. The company was formerly known as Ascendant Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to Dougherty's Pharmacy, Inc. in May 2017. Dougherty's Pharmacy, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Taxus Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Taxus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. manages and operates health and wellness stores. Its products include dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, calcium, fibers, proteins and sport nutrition items. The company was founded on January 2, 2002 and is headquartered in Little Neck, NY.

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