ALGAE TEC LTD/S (OTCMKTS:ALGXY) and Iqvia (NYSE:IQV) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for ALGAE TEC LTD/S and Iqvia, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ALGAE TEC LTD/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Iqvia 0 2 12 2 3.00

Iqvia has a consensus price target of $139.29, indicating a potential upside of 11.71%. Given Iqvia’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Iqvia is more favorable than ALGAE TEC LTD/S.

Volatility & Risk

ALGAE TEC LTD/S has a beta of 91.26, indicating that its share price is 9,026% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iqvia has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ALGAE TEC LTD/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.2% of Iqvia shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Iqvia shares are held by company 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ALGAE TEC LTD/S and Iqvia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ALGAE TEC LTD/S $2.05 million 1.20 -$6.08 million N/A N/A
Iqvia $9.74 billion 2.56 $1.31 billion $4.36 28.60

Iqvia has higher revenue and earnings than ALGAE TEC LTD/S.

Profitability

This table compares ALGAE TEC LTD/S and Iqvia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ALGAE TEC LTD/S N/A N/A N/A
Iqvia 12.29% 13.69% 4.79%

Summary

Iqvia beats ALGAE TEC LTD/S on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

ALGAE TEC LTD/S Company Profile

Affinity Energy and Health Limited operates as a plant-based health and wellbeing company in Australia, India, and the United States. It engages in developing technology to produce commercial quantities of algae and medicinal cannabis for supply to algae-based nutraceuticals, animal feed and aquaculture, medicinal cannabis, and biofuels markets. The company offers FeedMe Algae, an algae-based aqua feed; and algae-based biofuels. Affinity Energy and Health Limited was founded in 2007 and is based in Subiaco, Australia.

Iqvia Company Profile

IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial 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 Integrated Engagement Services segment provides health care provider and patient engagement services, and scientific strategy and medical affairs services. The company serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device and diagnostic, and healthcare companies. IQVIA Holdings Inc. has a strategic alliance with MuleSoft, Inc. 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.

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