Contrasting Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) and Precipio (NYSE:PRPO)

Precipio (NASDAQ:PRPO) and Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Precipio and Bio-Rad Laboratories’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Precipio -533.37% -92.71% -36.90%
Bio-Rad Laboratories 24.84% 4.15% 2.99%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.7% of Precipio shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Bio-Rad Laboratories shares are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of Precipio shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 28.4% of Bio-Rad Laboratories shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Precipio and Bio-Rad Laboratories’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Precipio $2.86 million 8.45 -$15.69 million N/A N/A
Bio-Rad Laboratories $2.29 billion 4.10 $365.61 million N/A N/A

Bio-Rad Laboratories has higher revenue and earnings than Precipio.

Volatility & Risk

Precipio has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bio-Rad Laboratories has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Precipio and Bio-Rad Laboratories, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Precipio 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bio-Rad Laboratories 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Bio-Rad Laboratories beats Precipio on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Precipio Company Profile

Precipio, Inc., a cancer diagnostics company, provides diagnostic products and services to the oncology market. It also develops a platform to eradicate the problem of misdiagnosis within academic institutions. In addition, the company delivers diagnostic information to physicians and their patients. It has collaborations with academic institutions specializing in cancer research, diagnostics, and treatment, as well as PerkinElmer. The company is based in New Haven, Connecticut.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Company Profile

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets in Europe, the Pacific Rim, the United States, and internationally. The company offers products and systems to separate complex chemical and biological materials, as well as to identify, analyze, and purify components. It operates through two segments, Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Life Science segment develops, manufactures, and markets a range of reagents, apparatus, and laboratory instruments that are used in research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes, and food testing regimes. It focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics, genomics, biopharmaceutical production, cell biology, and food safety. This segment serves universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers, and food testing laboratories. The Clinical Diagnostics segment designs, manufactures, sells, and supports test systems, informatics systems, test kits, and specialized quality controls for clinical laboratories in the diagnostics market. This segment offers reagents, instruments, and software, which address specific niches within the in vitro diagnostics test market. It sells its products to reference laboratories, hospital laboratories, state newborn screening facilities, physicians' office laboratories, transfusion laboratories, and insurance and forensic testing laboratories. The company offers its products through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors, agents, brokers, and resellers. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Hercules, California.

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