Atossa Genetics (ATOS) vs. K2M Group (KTWO) Head-To-Head Review

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Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ: KTWO) and K2M Group (NASDAQ:KTWO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Atossa Genetics has a beta of 3.44, suggesting that its stock price is 244% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K2M Group has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.1% of Atossa Genetics shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Atossa Genetics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of K2M Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atossa Genetics and K2M Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atossa Genetics N/A N/A -$8.12 million N/A N/A
K2M Group $258.03 million 4.61 -$37.14 million ($0.87) -31.38

Atossa Genetics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than K2M Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Atossa Genetics and K2M Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atossa Genetics 0 0 1 0 3.00
K2M Group 0 6 5 0 2.45

Atossa Genetics presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 376.19%. K2M Group has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.76%. Given Atossa Genetics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Atossa Genetics is more favorable than K2M Group.

Profitability

This table compares Atossa Genetics and K2M Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atossa Genetics N/A -142.39% -117.34%
K2M Group -14.49% -16.27% -10.15%

Summary

Atossa Genetics beats K2M Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atossa Genetics Company Profile

Atossa Genetics Inc. a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and sale of novel therapeutics and delivery methods for the treatment of breast cancer and other breast conditions in the United States. The company is conducting a Phase 2 clinical study using microcatheters to deliver fulvestrant as a potential treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ and breast cancer; and a pharmaceutical program under development is Endoxifen, an active metabolite of tamoxifen, as well as treatment for breast density and other breast health conditions. It offers ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator and FullCYTE Breast Aspirator, which collects specimens of nipple aspirate fluid (NAF)for cytological testing at a laboratory; and a transport kit to assist with the packaging and transport of NAF samples to a laboratory, as well as manufactures and sells various medical devices primarily consisting of tools to assist breast surgeons. Atossa Genetics Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

K2M Group Company Profile

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a medical device company, provides spine and minimally invasive solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers implants, disposables, and instruments primarily to hospitals for use by spine surgeons to treat spinal pathologies, such as deformity, trauma, and tumor. Its complex spine products include EVEREST, MESA, and MESA 2 deformity spinal systems; NILE alternative and proximal fixation spinal systems; MESA rail deformity spinal systems; Cricket spinal correction rod reduction instrumentation; CAPRI corpectomy cage systems; MESA small stature, rail small stature, and mini spinal systems; SERENGETI complex spine minimally invasive retractor systems; RAVINE complex spine lateral access systems; SANTORINI corpectomy cage systems; YUKON OCT spinal systems; and PALO ALTO cervical static corpectomy cage systems. The company's minimally invasive surgery products consist of EVEREST minimally invasive spinal and XT spinal, SERENGETI minimally invasive retractor, MOJAVE PL 3D expandable interbody, RAVINE lateral access, CASCADIA lateral 3D interbody, ALEUTIAN lateral interbody, and TERRA NOVA minimally invasive access systems. In addition, its degenerative spine products comprise EVEREST degenerative spinal, CASCADIA and ALEUTIAN interbody, SAHARA AL expandable stabilization, RHINE cervical disc, CHESAPEAKE interbody, PYRENEES cervical plate, and BLUE RIDGE hybrid cervical plate systems. Further, the company provides Balance ACS, a platform that includes tools to assist surgeons with obtaining authorization from healthcare insurers. K2M Group Holdings, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct sales employees, independent sales agencies, and distributor partners. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia.

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