Reviewing Conversion Labs (OTCMKTS:CVLB) & SMITHS GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:SMGZY)

Conversion Labs (OTCMKTS:CVLB) and SMITHS GRP PLC/S (OTCMKTS:SMGZY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of SMITHS GRP PLC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.0% of Conversion Labs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

SMITHS GRP PLC/S pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Conversion Labs does not pay a dividend. SMITHS GRP PLC/S pays out 27.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Conversion Labs and SMITHS GRP PLC/S, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Conversion Labs 0 0 0 0 N/A
SMITHS GRP PLC/S 2 2 0 0 1.50

Profitability

This table compares Conversion Labs and SMITHS GRP PLC/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Conversion Labs -27.55% -194.14% -76.94%
SMITHS GRP PLC/S N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Conversion Labs has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SMITHS GRP PLC/S has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Conversion Labs and SMITHS GRP PLC/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Conversion Labs $8.32 million 0.73 -$1.24 million N/A N/A
SMITHS GRP PLC/S $4.33 billion 1.81 $373.50 million $1.21 16.36

SMITHS GRP PLC/S has higher revenue and earnings than Conversion Labs.

Summary

SMITHS GRP PLC/S beats Conversion Labs on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Conversion Labs Company Profile

Conversion Labs, Inc., an Internet-based direct response marketing company, licenses, acquires, creates, and sells various products to consumers worldwide. Its products include Shapiro MD, a shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in foamer for thicker fuller hair; iNR Wellness MD, a nutritional supplement for immune support; and PDF Simpli, a PDF conversion software. The company sells its products through technology infrastructure and relationships with agencies, third party marketers, and online advertising platforms, as well as through its Websites inrwellness.com and shapiromd.com. The company was formerly known as Immudyne, Inc. and changed its name to Conversion Labs, Inc. in June 2018. Conversion Labs, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

SMITHS GRP PLC/S Company Profile

Smiths Group plc operates as a technology company severing the medical technology, security and defense, general industrial, oil and gas, and space and commercial aerospace markets worldwide. The company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect, and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, hydrodynamic bearings, packing materials, power transmission couplings, and specialized filtration systems. The Smiths Medical division provides specialty medical devices and consumables, including infusion systems, vascular access, patient airway and temperature management equipment, and specialty devices in the areas of diagnostics and emergency patient transport. It serves hospitals, surgery centers, clinics, and home care providers; and other medical device manufacturers. The Smiths Detection division offers sensors and systems that detect and identify explosives, narcotics, weapons, chemical agents, biohazards, and contraband. The Smiths Interconnect division provides specialized electronic and radio frequency board-level and waveguide devices, connectors, cables, test sockets, and sub-systems for applications in the defense, semiconductor test, medical, space, commercial aerospace, and rail markets. The Flex-Tek division offers engineered components that heat and move fluids and gases for aerospace, consumer products, construction, medical, and industrial applications. The company was formerly known as Smiths Industries and changed its name to Smiths Group plc in 2000. Smiths Group plc was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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