Lucira Health (NASDAQ:LHDX) & Alpha Teknova (NASDAQ:TKNO) Financial Contrast

Alpha Teknova (NASDAQ:TKNOGet Rating) and Lucira Health (NASDAQ:LHDXGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.7% of Alpha Teknova shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.6% of Lucira Health shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Alpha Teknova and Lucira Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alpha Teknova N/A N/A N/A
Lucira Health -69.67% -22.89% -19.84%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alpha Teknova and Lucira Health’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alpha Teknova $36.89 million 8.54 -$9.80 million N/A N/A
Lucira Health $93.06 million 1.21 -$64.83 million ($1.91) -1.48

Alpha Teknova has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lucira Health.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alpha Teknova and Lucira Health, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alpha Teknova 0 0 4 0 3.00
Lucira Health 0 1 1 0 2.50

Alpha Teknova currently has a consensus price target of $27.33, suggesting a potential upside of 143.40%. Given Alpha Teknova’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alpha Teknova is more favorable than Lucira Health.


Alpha Teknova beats Lucira Health on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alpha Teknova (Get Rating)

Alpha Teknova, Inc. provides critical reagents for life sciences market in the United States and internationally. Its reagents enable the discovery, development, and production of biopharmaceutical products, such as drug therapies, novel vaccines, and molecular diagnostics. The company offers pre-poured media plates for cell growth and cloning; liquid cell culture media and supplements for cellular expansion; and molecular biology reagents for sample manipulation, resuspension, and purification. It serves life sciences market, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, contract development and manufacturing organizations, in vitro diagnostic franchises, and academic and government research institutions. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Hollister, California.

About Lucira Health (Get Rating)

Lucira Health, Inc., a medical technology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of infectious disease test kits. It develops a testing platform that produces molecular testing services. The company offers LUCIRA COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit, a COVID-19 test kit; and develops influenza A and B viruses test kits. It has a patent license agreement with Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd.; technical services agreement with Jabil, Inc.; and manufacturing services agreement with Jabil MSA. The company was formerly known as DiAssess Inc. and changed its name to Lucira Health, Inc. in January 2020. Lucira Health, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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