Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) and Ealixir (OTCMKTS:EAXR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
2.3% of Ealixir shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of Vocera Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Ealixir shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Vocera Communications and Ealixir’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Vocera Communications and Ealixir’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vocera Communications||$180.50 million||7.85||-$17.98 million||($0.46)||-94.85|
Ealixir has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Vocera Communications.
Volatility & Risk
Vocera Communications has a beta of 0.09, indicating that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ealixir has a beta of -3.67, indicating that its share price is 467% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Vocera Communications and Ealixir, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Vocera Communications presently has a consensus price target of $30.56, indicating a potential downside of 29.97%. Given Vocera Communications’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Vocera Communications is more favorable than Ealixir.
Ealixir beats Vocera Communications on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Vocera Communications Company Profile
Vocera Communications, Inc. provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, retail, energy, education, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution integrates with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow. It also offers Vocera Communication and Workflow System, a software platform, which connects communication devices, such as hands-free, wearable, and voice-controlled Smartbadge and badges, as well as third-party mobile devices; and Vocera Care Experience, a software to improve care quality and safety, patient experience and satisfaction, and simplify and automate manual tasks and procedures. In addition, the company offers Experience Innovation Network, a membership program, which partners with healthcare provider organizations for the development of innovations and solutions that enhance care team and patient experience, as well as clinical and operational performance. Further, it provides professional, software maintenance, and technical support services; and classroom training, distance learning, or customized courseware for systems administrators, IT and industry-specific professionals, and end-user educators. As of December 31, 2019, the company provided its solutions to approximately 1,700 healthcare facilities, including large hospital systems, small and medium-sized local hospitals, and various clinics, surgery centers, and aged-care facilities. It sells its products through direct sales force, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Ealixir Company Profile
Ealixir, Inc. operates in the digital industry in Italy and internationally. The company enables its clients to control and edit information posted or available on the internet. It provides various services to individuals and businesses, including Ealixir Removal, which protects the reputation of clients on the worldwide web utilizing its technological platform; Ealixir Story that assists clients in writing customized information for uploading onto the web; NewsDelete, which filters harmful financial information and misinformation from social engines; and WebID that prepares detailed reports for individuals, brands, and companies understanding the health status of a digital entity. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Milan, Italy.
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