Financial Review: Hero Technologies (OTCMKTS:HENC) and Ascend Wellness (OTC:AAWH)

Hero Technologies (OTCMKTS:HENCGet Free Report) and Ascend Wellness (OTC:AAWHGet Free Report) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Hero Technologies and Ascend Wellness, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hero Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ascend Wellness 0 1 1 0 2.50

Ascend Wellness has a consensus target price of $2.75, indicating a potential upside of 83.52%. Given Ascend Wellness’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ascend Wellness is more favorable than Hero Technologies.

Risk & Volatility

Hero Technologies has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its share price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ascend Wellness has a beta of 2.17, meaning that its share price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hero Technologies and Ascend Wellness’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hero Technologies N/A N/A -$540,000.00 N/A N/A
Ascend Wellness $405.93 million 0.76 -$80.90 million ($0.23) -6.51

Hero Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ascend Wellness.

Profitability

This table compares Hero Technologies and Ascend Wellness’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hero Technologies N/A N/A -434.67%
Ascend Wellness -8.95% -27.55% -4.95%

Summary

Ascend Wellness beats Hero Technologies on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hero Technologies

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Hero Technologies Inc. operates as an early-stage cannabis company. It focuses on the provision of BlackBox, an aeroponic cannabis cultivation system that provides optimal growing conditions to enhance photosynthesis and the cultivation of large flowering plants and create increased harvest efficiencies. The company also intends to offer cannabis genetic engineering farmland for medical and recreational cannabis cultivation, production, distribution, packaging, and retail operations, as well as for dispensaries. The company is based in Dover, Delaware.

About Ascend Wellness

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Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. engages in the cultivation, manufacture, and distribution of cannabis consumer packaged goods. It owns, operates, and manages cannabis cultivation facilities and dispensaries in several states across the United States, including Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The company's cannabis product categories include flowers, pre-rolls, concentrates, vapes, edibles, and other cannabis-related products. As of December 31, 2022, it operated 24 retail locations. The company also sells its products through company-owned retail stores and third-party licensed retail cannabis stores. Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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