Pure Bioscience (OTCMKTS:PURE) and HighCom Global Security (OTCMKTS:HCGS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pure Bioscience and HighCom Global Security’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pure Bioscience||$1.77 million||24.26||-$7.44 million||($0.11)||-5.45|
|HighCom Global Security||$6.22 million||0.49||-$2.11 million||N/A||N/A|
Volatility and Risk
Pure Bioscience has a beta of -1.23, suggesting that its share price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HighCom Global Security has a beta of 1.86, suggesting that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Pure Bioscience and HighCom Global Security’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|HighCom Global Security||-33.08%||-26.59%||-24.09%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Pure Bioscience and HighCom Global Security, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|HighCom Global Security||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Pure Bioscience shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Pure Bioscience shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of HighCom Global Security shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
HighCom Global Security beats Pure Bioscience on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pure Bioscience Company Profile
PURE Bioscience, Inc. develops and commercializes antimicrobial products that provide solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control in the United States and internationally. It manufactures and distributes silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC), a non-toxic antimicrobial agent, which offers residual protection and formulates with other compounds. The company offers SDC-based disinfecting and sanitizing products, including PURE Hard Surface, a food contact surface sanitizer and disinfectant; PURE Control, a antimicrobial food processing aid for use in poultry processing and produce processing; PURE Multi-Purpose and Floor Cleaner Concentrate used to clean various resilient surfaces, including floors, glass, and food contact surfaces; PURE Multi-Purpose Hi-Foam Cleaner Concentrate used to clean stainless steel equipment, resilient floors, walls, and painted surfaces; and SILVÉRION, an antimicrobial solution used against bacteria, viruses, yeast, and molds. It sells its products to distributors and end users. PURE Bioscience, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in El Cajon, California.
HighCom Global Security Company Profile
HighCom Global Security, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes security products and personal protective gears in the United States and internationally. It offers body armors, striker ballistic helmets, guardian hard armor plates, trooper soft armor vests, ballistic shields and plates, civilian armor system ballistic panels, and stingray ballistic blankets. The company also provides BlastWrap, a technology component to mitigate blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. Its customers include independent distributors, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other federal government agencies, local police department, foreign entities, the United Nations, and law enforcement and corrections bodies. The company was formerly known as BlastGard International, Inc. and changed its name to HighCom Global Security, Inc. in June 2017. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. HighCom Global Security, Inc. is a subsidiary of 2538093 Ontario Inc.
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