Pro-Dex (NASDAQ:PDEX) and United American Healthcare (OTCMKTS:UAHC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Pro-Dex and United American Healthcare, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|United American Healthcare||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Pro-Dex presently has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.21%. Given Pro-Dex’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pro-Dex is more favorable than United American Healthcare.
Risk and Volatility
Pro-Dex has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United American Healthcare has a beta of 4.4, meaning that its stock price is 340% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Pro-Dex and United American Healthcare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|United American Healthcare||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
15.7% of Pro-Dex shares are held by institutional investors. 38.6% of Pro-Dex shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of United American Healthcare shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Pro-Dex and United American Healthcare’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pro-Dex||$27.17 million||2.28||$4.15 million||N/A||N/A|
|United American Healthcare||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Pro-Dex has higher revenue and earnings than United American Healthcare.
Pro-Dex beats United American Healthcare on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Pro-Dex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and manufactures powered surgical instruments, dental instruments, and rotary air motors worldwide. It also manufactures plastic injection molds for various industries; and shavers and machined parts. In addition, it provides engineering, and quality and regulatory consulting services. The company offers its products under the name of Pro-Dex.Pro-Dex, Inc. sells its medical device products primarily to original equipment manufacturers; and dental products to dental product distributors. Its products are used in hospitals, medical engineering labs, scientific research facilities, and high-tech manufacturing operations. Pro-Dex, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
About United American Healthcare
United American Healthcare Corporation provides contract manufacturing services to the medical device industry in the United States. The company offers laser-based metal fabrication services; and supplies precision components to customers developing products for use in a range of medical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, gynecology, ophthalmology, and urology. Its services include precision laser cutting services for thin-wall metal tubes; laser welding services for joining metal components into sub-assemblies; CNC machining services for small custom components; and nitinol heat-treating techniques, which enable medical device developers to utilize the shape-memory properties of the nitinol material. The company also offers an array of surface treatment options to medical device manufacturers for electropolishing, passivation, and grit-blasting. Its components are used in medical device applications, such as cardiovascular stents, heart valve replacements, arterial wound closures, spinal repairs, breast biopsies, and brain aneurysm repairs. United American Healthcare Corporation was founded in 1983 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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