Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) and Invo Bioscience (OTCMKTS:IVOB) 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, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares Tandem Diabetes Care and Invo Bioscience’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Tandem Diabetes Care||-92.85%||N/A||-51.68%|
62.7% of Tandem Diabetes Care shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Invo Bioscience shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of Tandem Diabetes Care shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Tandem Diabetes Care has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invo Bioscience has a beta of -1.1, meaning that its share price is 210% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Tandem Diabetes Care and Invo Bioscience, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Tandem Diabetes Care||0||3||9||0||2.75|
Tandem Diabetes Care presently has a consensus target price of $44.04, indicating a potential upside of 32.02%. Given Tandem Diabetes Care’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Tandem Diabetes Care is more favorable than Invo Bioscience.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Tandem Diabetes Care and Invo Bioscience’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tandem Diabetes Care||$107.60 million||16.49||-$73.03 million||($12.87)||-2.59|
Invo Bioscience has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tandem Diabetes Care.
Tandem Diabetes Care beats Invo Bioscience on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tandem Diabetes Care Company Profile
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., a medical device company, designs, develops, and commercializes various products for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the United States. The company's flagship product is the t:slim X2 insulin delivery system that comprises t:slim X2 pump, its 300-unit disposable insulin cartridge, and an infusion set. It also provides t:flex insulin delivery system that includes t:flex pump, its 480-unit disposable insulin cartridge, and an infusion set; t:slim X2 with G5 integration; and Tandem Device Updater, a PC and Mac-compatible tool that allows users to update their pump's software. In addition, the company offers t:connect diabetes management application, a cloud-based data management application, which provides a visual way to display therapy management data from the pump and supported blood glucose meters for users, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers; t:lock cartridge and infusion set products; and various pump accessories. Its products in development include automated insulin delivery systems; t:slim X2 with Basal IQ; t:slim X2 with control IQ; t:sport insulin delivery system; and connected (mobile) health mobile application. The company was formerly known as Phluid Inc. and changed its name to Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. in January 2008. Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Invo Bioscience Company Profile
INVO Bioscience, Inc. provides solutions in assisted reproductive technologies to the reproductive health care community in the United States, Asia, South America, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. The company offers the INVOcell device that is used in infertility treatment for the incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization, and early embryo development. It also offers INVOcell Retention Device, a single-use, modified diaphragm that includes holes to allow for natural drainage of vaginal fluids; and INVO Holding/Warming Blocks that acts as a tool for viewing and retrieving the embryos from the inner chamber. The company sells its products to physicians directly; and IVF centers, medical practices, and physicians through distributors. INVO Bioscience, Inc. is based in Medford, Massachusetts.
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