Nobel Biocare (OTCMKTS:NBHGF) and Biomerica (NASDAQ:BMRA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.5% of Biomerica shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.8% of Biomerica shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Nobel Biocare has a beta of -0.24, indicating that its share price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Biomerica has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its share price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Nobel Biocare and Biomerica’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nobel Biocare N/A N/A N/A
Biomerica -31.75% -41.73% -34.79%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Nobel Biocare and Biomerica’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nobel Biocare N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Biomerica $5.56 million 4.79 -$1.46 million ($0.17) -17.35

Nobel Biocare has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Biomerica.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Nobel Biocare and Biomerica, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nobel Biocare 0 0 0 0 N/A
Biomerica 0 0 1 0 3.00

Biomerica has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 154.24%. Given Biomerica’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Biomerica is more favorable than Nobel Biocare.


Biomerica beats Nobel Biocare on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Biomerica Company Profile

Biomerica, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets medical diagnostic products for the early detection and monitoring of chronic diseases and medical conditions. The company's diagnostic test kits are used to analyze blood, urine, or fecal samples from patients in the diagnosis of various diseases and other medical complications; or to measure the level of specific hormones, antibodies, antigens, or other substances, which exist in the human body in extremely small concentrations. It primarily focuses on products for gastrointestinal diseases, food intolerances, diabetes, and various esoteric tests. The company offers its products to hospital and clinical laboratories, medical research institutions, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, chain drugstores, wholesalers, and physicians' offices, as well as to distributors. It operates in Europe, the United States, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and internationally. Biomerica, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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