Central Puerto (NYSE:CEPU – Get Rating) and Biotricity (OTCMKTS:BTCY – Get Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.
This table compares Central Puerto and Biotricity’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.6% of Central Puerto shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.1% of Biotricity shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Central Puerto shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Central Puerto and Biotricity’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Central Puerto||$600.19 million||1.10||-$7.79 million||$0.66||6.67|
|Biotricity||$7.70 million||6.05||-$32.70 million||($0.63)||-1.42|
Central Puerto has higher revenue and earnings than Biotricity. Biotricity is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Central Puerto, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Central Puerto and Biotricity, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Biotricity has a consensus price target of $5.67, indicating a potential upside of 531.59%. Given Biotricity’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Biotricity is more favorable than Central Puerto.
Central Puerto beats Biotricity on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Central Puerto
Central Puerto S.A. generates and sells electric power to private and public customers in Argentina. It also produces steam. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned and operated five thermal generation plants, one hydroelectric generation plant, and seven wind farms with a total installed capacity of 4,809 MW. Central Puerto S.A. was founded in 1898 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Biotricity, Inc., a medical technology company, provides biometric data monitoring solutions primarily in the United States. The company focuses on delivery of remote monitoring solutions to medical, healthcare, and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for lifestyle and chronic illnesses. It offers Bioflux mobile cardiac telemetry solution, an integrated ECG device; and ECG analysis software that analyzes and synthesizes patient ECG monitoring data, as well as software components. The company is based in Redwood City, California.
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