Analyzing US Stem Cell (USRM) & Iqvia (IQV)

Iqvia (NYSE:IQV) and US Stem Cell (OTCMKTS:USRM) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.8% of Iqvia shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Iqvia shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of US Stem Cell shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Iqvia and US Stem Cell’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iqvia $10.41 million 2,573.97 $259.00 million $5.12 26.53
US Stem Cell $6.70 million 1.05 -$2.16 million N/A N/A

Iqvia has higher revenue and earnings than US Stem Cell.

Risk and Volatility

Iqvia has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, US Stem Cell has a beta of 5.86, meaning that its share price is 486% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Iqvia and US Stem Cell’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iqvia 2.35% 15.08% 4.80%
US Stem Cell -42.80% N/A -147.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Iqvia and US Stem Cell, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iqvia 0 3 14 2 2.95
US Stem Cell 0 0 0 0 N/A

Iqvia presently has a consensus price target of $147.32, indicating a potential upside of 8.44%. Given Iqvia’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Iqvia is more favorable than US Stem Cell.

Summary

Iqvia beats US Stem Cell on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Iqvia Company Profile

IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides advanced analytics, technology solutions, and contract research services to the life sciences industry in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Technology & Analytics Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Contract Sales & Medical Solutions. The Technology & Analytics Solutions segment offers a range of cloud-based applications and related implementation, real-world insights, and reference information services; and strategic and implementation consulting services, such as advanced analytics and commercial processes outsourcing services. This segment also provides country level performance metrics related to sales of pharmaceutical products, prescribing trends, medical treatment, and promotional activity across various channels, including retail, hospital, and mail order to life science companies, and investment and financial sectors that deal with life science companies; and measurement of sales or prescribing activity at the regional, zip code, and individual prescriber level to pharmaceutical sales organizations. The Research & Development Solutions segment offers biopharmaceutical development services comprising project management and clinical monitoring, clinical trial support, and strategic planning and design services, as well as clinical trial, genomic, and bioanalytical laboratory services. The Contract Sales & Medical Solutions segment provides health care provider and patient engagement services, and scientific strategy and medical affairs services. IQVIA Holdings Inc. serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device and diagnostic, and consumer health companies. The company was formerly known as Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to IQVIA Holdings Inc. in November 2017. IQVIA Holdings Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

US Stem Cell Company Profile

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of chronic and acute heart damage, and vascular and autoimmune diseases in the United States and internationally. Its lead product candidates include MyoCell, a clinical therapy designed to populate regions of scar tissue within a patient's heart with autologous muscle cells or cells from a patient's body for enhancing cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients; and AdipoCell, a patient-derived cell therapy for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart ischemia, and lower limb ischemia. The company's product development pipeline includes MyoCell SDF-1, an autologous muscle-derived cellular therapy for improving cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients. It is also developing MyoCath, a deflecting tip needle injection catheter that is used to inject cells into cardiac tissue in therapeutic procedures to treat chronic heart ischemia and congestive heart failure. In addition, the company provides physician and patient based regenerative medicine/cell therapy training, cell collection, and cell storage services; and cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, as well operates a cell therapy clinic. The company was formerly known as Bioheart, Inc. and changed its name to U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. in October 2015. U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida.

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