Reviewing Exscientia (NASDAQ:EXAI) and Organovo (NASDAQ:ONVO)

Exscientia (NASDAQ:EXAIGet Rating) and Organovo (NASDAQ:ONVOGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Exscientia and Organovo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exscientia -405.81% -18.43% -14.66%
Organovo N/A -41.86% -37.67%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Exscientia and Organovo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Exscientia $37.00 million 17.87 -$67.70 million ($1.99) -2.71
Organovo $1.50 million 8.83 -$11.45 million ($1.37) -1.11

Organovo has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Exscientia. Exscientia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Organovo, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.8% of Exscientia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.0% of Organovo shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Organovo shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Exscientia and Organovo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exscientia 0 1 2 0 2.67
Organovo 0 0 0 0 N/A

Exscientia currently has a consensus price target of $15.67, indicating a potential upside of 190.12%. Given Exscientia’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Exscientia is more favorable than Organovo.

Summary

Exscientia beats Organovo on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Exscientia

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Exscientia plc, an artificial intelligence-driven pharmatech company, engages in discovering, designing, and developing drugs. The company offers end-to-end solution of artificial intelligence (AI) and technologies for target identification, drug candidate design, translational models, and patient selection. In addition, the company focuses on small molecule drug candidates. Its platform enables to design candidate drug molecules, as well as to provide patients with drug therapies through AI guided assessment. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.

About Organovo

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Organovo Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on developing 3D tissues that recapitulate key aspects of human disease. Its 3D human tissue platform includes its proprietary NovoGen Bioprinters, which are automated devices that enable the fabrication of 3D living tissues comprised mammalian cells; and related technologies for preparing bio-inks and bioprinting multicellular tissues with complex architecture. The company offers ExVive human liver tissue and ExVive human kidney tissue used for predictive preclinical testing of drug compounds. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

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