Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) and Wound Management Technologies (OTCMKTS:WNDM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Addus Homecare and Wound Management Technologies, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Addus Homecare 0 0 7 0 3.00
Wound Management Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Addus Homecare currently has a consensus price target of $76.86, suggesting a potential upside of 16.08%. Given Addus Homecare’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Addus Homecare is more favorable than Wound Management Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.2% of Addus Homecare shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.8% of Addus Homecare shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Wound Management Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Addus Homecare has a beta of -0.2, indicating that its stock price is 120% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wound Management Technologies has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Addus Homecare and Wound Management Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Addus Homecare 3.38% 9.22% 5.99%
Wound Management Technologies 1.79% 12.58% 5.17%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Addus Homecare and Wound Management Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Addus Homecare $518.12 million 1.67 $17.50 million $1.69 39.18
Wound Management Technologies $6.30 million 2.29 $330,000.00 N/A N/A

Addus Homecare has higher revenue and earnings than Wound Management Technologies.


Addus Homecare beats Wound Management Technologies on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Addus Homecare

Addus HomeCare Corporation provides personal care services to elderly, chronically ill, disabled persons, and individuals who are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization in the United States. The company's personal care services offer assistance with activities of daily living. Its services include assistance with bathing, grooming, oral care, assistance with feeding and dressing, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, and transportation services, as well as other activities of daily living. The company's payor clients include federal, state, and local governmental agencies; managed care organizations; commercial insurers; and private individuals. As of December 31, 2017, the company served consumers through 116 offices located in 24 states. Addus HomeCare Corporation was founded in 1979 and is based in Frisco, Texas.

About Wound Management Technologies

WNDM Medical Inc. develops, markets, and distributes biotechnology products to physicians, hospitals, and clinics in the United States. The company offers HemaQuell, a resorbable bone hemostat for bone healing; and CellerateRX surgical for healing. The company was formerly known as Wound Management Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to WNDM Medical Inc. in April 2017. WNDM Medical Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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