Talis Biomedical (NASDAQ:TLIS) & Avantor (NYSE:AVTR) Head to Head Analysis

Avantor (NYSE:AVTR) and Talis Biomedical (NASDAQ:TLIS) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Avantor and Talis Biomedical, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avantor 0 0 14 0 3.00
Talis Biomedical 1 3 0 0 1.75

Avantor presently has a consensus target price of $43.47, suggesting a potential upside of 16.85%. Talis Biomedical has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 108.33%. Given Talis Biomedical’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Talis Biomedical is more favorable than Avantor.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.2% of Avantor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.2% of Talis Biomedical shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Avantor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Avantor and Talis Biomedical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avantor 4.47% 44.55% 7.64%
Talis Biomedical N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Avantor and Talis Biomedical’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Avantor $6.39 billion 3.40 $116.60 million $0.89 41.80
Talis Biomedical $10.94 million 13.53 -$91.13 million N/A N/A

Avantor has higher revenue and earnings than Talis Biomedical.

Summary

Avantor beats Talis Biomedical on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Avantor

Avantor, Inc. is a provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. It sells materials & consumables, equipment & instrumentation and services & specialty procurement. It operates through the following segments: the Americas, Europe, and AMEA. The company was founded by John Townsend Baker in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

About Talis Biomedical

Talis Biomedical Corporation operates as a molecular diagnostic company. It is developing the Talis One system to address limitations of existing point-of-care diagnostic testing technologies for infectious diseases. The company is also developing Talis One assay kits for respiratory infections, infections related to women's health, and sexually transmitted infections; and other tests for the detection of other respiratory infections, such as a respiratory panel test to detect influenza A and influenza B plus SARS-CoV-2. Talis Biomedical Corporation was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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