FC Global Realty (FCRE) vs. Biolife Solutions (BLFS) Head to Head Analysis

FC Global Realty (NASDAQ: FCRE) and Biolife Solutions (NASDAQ:BLFS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of FC Global Realty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.2% of Biolife Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of FC Global Realty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.5% of Biolife Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for FC Global Realty and Biolife Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FC Global Realty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Biolife Solutions 0 0 3 0 3.00

Biolife Solutions has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential downside of 4.60%. Given Biolife Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Biolife Solutions is more favorable than FC Global Realty.

Risk and Volatility

FC Global Realty has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Biolife Solutions has a beta of 0.31, indicating that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FC Global Realty and Biolife Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FC Global Realty $75.89 million 0.11 -$18.80 million N/A N/A
Biolife Solutions $11.02 million 11.44 -$2.51 million ($0.21) -42.43

Biolife Solutions has lower revenue, but higher earnings than FC Global Realty.

Profitability

This table compares FC Global Realty and Biolife Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FC Global Realty N/A -612.53% -125.65%
Biolife Solutions -13.17% -18.99% -15.72%

Summary

Biolife Solutions beats FC Global Realty on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

FC Global Realty Company Profile

FC Global Realty Incorporated operates as a real estate investment company in the United States and internationally. It holds investments in various projects, such as high-end value hotels and resort communities; residential developments; and commercial properties, such as gas station sites. The company is based in Orangeburg, New York.

Biolife Solutions Company Profile

BioLife Solutions, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets patented tissue hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media products for cells, tissues, and organs in the United States. Its products are serum-free and protein-free solutions, which are formulated to reduce preservation-induced, and delayed-onset cell damage and death. The company offers HypoThermosol FRS, a hypothermic storage and shipping media product to mitigate temperature-induced molecular cell stress responses that occur during chilling and re-warming of biologics, intermediate products, and final cell products intended for research and clinical applications; and CryoStor cryopreservation freeze media products to mitigate temperature-induced molecular cell stress responses during freezing and thawing. It also provides BloodStor freeze media products, such as BloodStor 55-5 and BloodStor 100 for cryopreservation of stem and other cells isolated from umbilical cord and peripheral blood, and bone marrow; and cell thawing media, which offers Dextran and saline for washing cryopreserved cells and tissues to dilute or remove cryoprotectants. In addition, the company provides custom product formulation and packaging services; and contract aseptic manufacturing formulation, filling, and finishing services for liquid media products. It markets its products to the regenerative medicine, bio-banking, and drug discovery markets, including hospital-based stem cell transplant centers, pharmaceutical companies, cord blood and adult stem cell banks, and hair transplant centers, as well as suppliers of cells to the drug discovery, toxicology testing, and diagnostic markets. The company markets and sells its products directly using its sales force, as well as through biolifesolutions.com; and through various regional distributors. BioLife Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington.

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