Contrasting CareDx (CDNA) and Affymetrix (AFFX)
CareDx (NASDAQ: CDNA) and Affymetrix (NASDAQ:AFFX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares CareDx and Affymetrix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CareDx and Affymetrix, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
CareDx presently has a consensus price target of $7.83, suggesting a potential upside of 37.43%. Given CareDx’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe CareDx is more favorable than Affymetrix.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.5% of CareDx shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of CareDx shares are owned 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CareDx and Affymetrix’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CareDx||$46.96 million||2.74||-$9.83 million||($1.44)||-3.96|
Affymetrix has higher revenue, but lower earnings than CareDx.
CareDx beats Affymetrix on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
CareDx, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated diagnostic surveillance solutions for transplant patients. The Company’s commercialized testing solution, the AlloMap heart transplant molecular test (AlloMap), is a gene expression test that helps clinicians monitor and identify heart transplant recipients with stable graft function having a low probability of moderate/severe acute cellular rejection. Its products under development for transplant monitoring include AlloSure, a development-stage transplant surveillance solution, which applies next generation sequencing to detect and quantitate genetic differences between donor-derived cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (dd-cfDNA) in the blood stream emanating from the donor heart. It offers the AlloMap Score Variability service, which provides complementary information to help personalize long-term care of heart transplant recipients.
Affymetrix, Inc. (Affymetrix) is a provider of life science products and molecular diagnostic products that enable parallel analysis of biological systems at the gene, protein and cell level. The Company operates through two business segments: Affymetrix Core and eBioscience. The Affymetrix Core segment focuses on the development, manufacture and commercialization of systems for genetic analysis in the life sciences, agricultural biotechnology (AgBio) and diagnostic industry. The eBioscience segment primarily focuses on the development, manufacture, marketing and distribution of research products in the areas of flow cytometry, immunoassays, microscopic imaging and other protein-based analyses. The Company sells its products to genomic research centers, academic institutions, government and private laboratories, as well as pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies. It maintains sales and distribution operations across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
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