SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:SONVY) and SpectraScience (OTCMKTS:SCIE) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR and SpectraScience’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR $2.73 billion 4.74 $412.45 million $1.31 30.16
SpectraScience N/A N/A -$4.46 million N/A N/A

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than SpectraScience.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR and SpectraScience, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR 0 0 1 0 3.00
SpectraScience 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SpectraScience has a beta of 3.1, meaning that its stock price is 210% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of SpectraScience shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of SpectraScience shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR and SpectraScience’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR N/A N/A N/A
SpectraScience N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. SpectraScience does not pay a dividend. SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR pays out 22.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR beats SpectraScience on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SONOVA HLDG AG/ADR

Sonova Holding AG designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes hearing systems for adults and children with hearing impairment. It offers hearing instruments, cochlear implants, wireless communication products, and rechargeable hearing aids, as well as professional audiological care services. The company provides hearing instruments under the Phonak, Unitron, and Hansaton brand names; cochlear implants under the Advanced Bionics brand; and professional hearing care services under the AudioNova, Audium, AuditionSanté, Boots Hearingcare, Connect Hearing, Fiebing, Geers, Hansaton, Lapperre, Lindacher, Schoonenberg, Triton, and Vitakustik brands. Sonova Holding operates through sales channels, including independent healthcare professionals, government agencies, clinics, and retail network, as well as through Sonova-owned wholesale companies and independent distributors. It operates in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. The company was formerly known as Phonak Holding AG and changed its name to Sonova Holding AG in August 2007. Sonova Holding AG was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland.

About SpectraScience

SpectraScience, Inc. develops and markets a technology platform to instantly determine whether a tissue is normal, pre-cancerous, or cancerous without the need for a physical biopsy in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It offers WavSTAT3 optical biopsy system to determine whether a colon tissue is normal, pre-cancerous, or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body; and WavSTAT4 optical biopsy system, a colon diagnostic product that operates by using UV laser light to optically illuminate and analyze tissue, enabling the physician to make an instant diagnosis during endoscopy when screening for cancer. The company also sells mobile consoles and disposable forceps. In addition, it engages in developing an esophageal diagnosis application for the detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissues in various tissues of the body. The company was formerly known as GV Medical, Inc. and changed its name to SpectraScience, Inc. in October 1992. SpectraScience, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in San Diego, California.

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