Critical Comparison: BioTelemetry (BEAT) and BG Medicine (BGMD)
BioTelemetry (NASDAQ: BEAT) and BG Medicine (NASDAQ:BGMD) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitabiliy.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for BioTelemetry and BG Medicine, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BioTelemetry currently has a consensus price target of $28.25, indicating a potential downside of 1.22%. Given BioTelemetry’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BioTelemetry is more favorable than BG Medicine.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.8% of BioTelemetry shares are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of BioTelemetry shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares BioTelemetry and BG Medicine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares BioTelemetry and BG Medicine’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BioTelemetry||$205.49 million||3.99||$39.10 million||$1.59||17.99|
|BG Medicine||$1.57 million||0.36||-$4.39 million||N/A||N/A|
BioTelemetry has higher revenue and earnings than BG Medicine.
BioTelemetry beats BG Medicine on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
BioTelemetry, Inc. (BioTelemetry), formerly CardioNet, Inc., provides cardiac monitoring services, cardiac monitoring device manufacturing, and centralized cardiac core laboratory services. The Company operates in three segments: patient services, product and research services. The patient services business segment’s principal focus is on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders, through its core Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry(MCOT), event and Holter services in a healthcare setting. The product business segment focuses on the development, manufacturing, testing and marketing of medical devices to medical companies, clinics and hospitals. The Company’s research services focuses on providing cardiac safety monitoring services for drug and medical treatment trials in a research environment. In August 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Cardiocore Lab, Inc. (Cardiocore).
About BG Medicine
BG Medicine, Inc. (BG Medicine) is a commercial-stage diagnostics company. The Company is engaged in commercializing diagnostic products that may be used to help guide the care and management of patients suffering from heart failure and related disorders. The Company’s BGM Galectin-3 Test is an in vitro diagnostic device that employs a manual micro-titer platform to measure galectin-3 levels in blood plasma or serum for use as an aid in assessing the prognosis of chronic heart failure in conjunction with clinical evaluation. The automated galectin-3 tests are being developed and commercialized by its diagnostic instrument manufacturing partners and will be performed on its partners’ automated platforms. The Company’s CardioSCORE test is a multi-analyte biomarker-based blood test that was designed as an aid in the assessment of near-term risk for atherothrombotic cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and ischemic stroke.
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