Head to Head Comparison: RenovaCare (RCAR) versus 3M (MMM)

3M (NYSE:MMM) and RenovaCare (OTCMKTS:RCAR) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for 3M and RenovaCare, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
3M 2 5 5 0 2.25
RenovaCare 0 0 0 0 N/A

3M presently has a consensus target price of $205.27, suggesting a potential downside of 4.89%. Given 3M’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe 3M is more favorable than RenovaCare.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares 3M and RenovaCare’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
3M $32.77 billion 3.79 $5.35 billion $10.46 20.63
RenovaCare N/A N/A -$3.68 million N/A N/A

3M has higher revenue and earnings than RenovaCare.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.2% of 3M shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of 3M shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of RenovaCare shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

3M has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RenovaCare has a beta of 2.24, meaning that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares 3M and RenovaCare’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
3M 16.33% 57.70% 16.11%
RenovaCare N/A -248.56% -107.09%


3M pays an annual dividend of $5.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. RenovaCare does not pay a dividend. 3M pays out 55.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 3M has raised its dividend for 60 consecutive years.


3M beats RenovaCare on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About 3M

3M Company operates as a technology company worldwide. The company's Industrial segment offers tapes, abrasives, adhesives, ceramics, sealants, specialty materials, purification products, closure systems, acoustic systems products, automotive components, abrasion-resistant films, and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics segment provides personal protection and transportation safety products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules, fall protection products, self-contained breathing apparatus systems, and gas and flame detection instruments. The company's Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery and health information systems, dental and orthodontic products, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films, packaging and interconnection devices, insulating and splicing solutions, touch screens and monitors, renewable energy component solutions, and infrastructure protection products. The company's Consumer segment offers consumer and office tapes and adhesives, repositionable notes, indexing systems, home improvement products, furnace filters, painter tapes, mounting and home care products, sponges, scouring pads, high-performance clothes, protective material products, and adhesive bandages and braces. It also provides cloud-based, conversational artificial intelligence-powered systems. It serves automotive, electronics and automotive electrification, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About RenovaCare

RenovaCare, Inc., a development-stage company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of autologous cellular therapies for use in medical and aesthetic applications. It is developing CellMist System for spraying a patient's own skin stem cells onto burns and wounds for self-healing; and SkinGun, a solution sprayer device for delivering the cells to the treatment area. The company was formerly known as Janus Resources, Inc. and changed its name to RenovaCare, Inc. in January 2014. RenovaCare, Inc. is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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