Head to Head Survey: Cue Health (NASDAQ:HLTH) & Accelerate Diagnostics (NASDAQ:AXDX)

Accelerate Diagnostics (NASDAQ:AXDXGet Rating) and Cue Health (NASDAQ:HLTHGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Accelerate Diagnostics and Cue Health’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Accelerate Diagnostics $11.78 million 5.14 -$77.70 million ($1.06) -0.82
Cue Health $618.11 million 1.11 $86.42 million N/A N/A

Cue Health has higher revenue and earnings than Accelerate Diagnostics.

Profitability

This table compares Accelerate Diagnostics and Cue Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Accelerate Diagnostics -555.47% N/A -76.44%
Cue Health N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.5% of Accelerate Diagnostics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.4% of Cue Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.2% of Accelerate Diagnostics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of Cue Health shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Accelerate Diagnostics and Cue Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Accelerate Diagnostics 1 0 1 0 2.00
Cue Health 0 0 0 0 N/A

Accelerate Diagnostics currently has a consensus target price of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.94%. Given Accelerate Diagnostics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Accelerate Diagnostics is more favorable than Cue Health.

Summary

Accelerate Diagnostics beats Cue Health on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Accelerate Diagnostics Company Profile (Get Rating)

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company, provides solutions for the diagnosis of serious infections in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The company offers Accelerate Pheno system, an in vitro diagnostic platform for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing of pathogens associated with serious or health care-associated infections, including gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. It also provides the Accelerate PhenoTest, a test kit for the system, which provides identify and antibiotic susceptibility testing results for patients suspected of bacteremia or fungemia, both life-threatening conditions with high morbidity and mortality risk. The company was formerly known as Accelr8 Technology Corporation and changed its name to Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. in December 2012. Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

Cue Health Company Profile (Get Rating)

Cue Health Inc., a healthcare technology company, designs and develops diagnostic platform for diagnostic tests for individuals, enterprises, healthcare providers and payors, and public health agencies. The company offers Cue Integrated Care platform comprising hardware and software components, such as Cue Health Monitoring System consisting of Cue Reader, a portable and reusable reader, Cue Cartridge, a single-use test cartridge, and Cue Wand, a sample collection wand; Cue Data and Innovation Layer, a solution with cloud-based data and analytics capability; Cue Virtual Care Delivery Apps, which include Cue Health App and Cue Enterprise Dashboard; and Cue Ecosystem Integrations and Apps, a solution that allows integrations with third-party applications and sensors. It also provides COVID-19 testing kits for the Cue Health Monitoring System The company was formerly known as Cue Inc and changed its name to Cue Health Inc. in December 2017. Cue Health Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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