Head-To-Head Review: Inogen (NASDAQ:INGN) and Bone Biologics (OTC:BBLG)

Inogen (NASDAQ:INGNGet Rating) and Bone Biologics (OTC:BBLGGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.2% of Inogen shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of Bone Biologics shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Inogen shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Inogen and Bone Biologics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Inogen $358.00 million 1.79 -$6.33 million ($0.29) -97.10
Bone Biologics N/A N/A -$1.61 million N/A N/A

Bone Biologics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Inogen.

Profitability

This table compares Inogen and Bone Biologics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inogen -1.77% -1.70% -1.28%
Bone Biologics N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Inogen and Bone Biologics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inogen 0 3 3 0 2.50
Bone Biologics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Inogen currently has a consensus target price of $49.80, suggesting a potential upside of 76.85%. Given Inogen’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Inogen is more favorable than Bone Biologics.

Summary

Inogen beats Bone Biologics on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Inogen (Get Rating)

Inogen, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and markets portable oxygen concentrators to patients, physicians and other clinicians, and third-party payors in the United States and internationally. Its oxygen concentrators are used to deliver supplemental long-term oxygen therapy to patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions. The company offers Inogen One, a portable device that concentrate the air around the patient to provide a single source of supplemental oxygen; Inogen At Home stationary oxygen concentrators; Inogen Tidal Assist Ventilators, as well as related accessories. The company also rents its products directly to patients. Inogen, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.

About Bone Biologics (Get Rating)

Bone Biologics Corporation, a medical device company, focuses on bone regeneration in spinal fusion using the recombinant human protein. The company's NELL-1/DBX is a combination product, which is an osteostimulative recombinant protein that provides target specific control over bone regeneration. It is developing NELL-1/DBX Fusion Device for spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease at one level from L4-S1. The company's platform technology has application in delivering enhanced outcomes in the surgical specialties of spinal, orthopedic, general orthopedic, plastic reconstruction, neurosurgery, interventional radiology, and sports medicine. It has a license agreement with the UCLA Technology Development Group to develop and commercialize NELL-1 for spinal fusion applications. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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