US Stem Cell (USRM) versus Tenax Therapeutics (TENX) Critical Survey

US Stem Cell (OTCMKTS:USRM) and Tenax Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TENX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Volatility and Risk

US Stem Cell has a beta of 5.86, meaning that its stock price is 486% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tenax Therapeutics has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares US Stem Cell and Tenax Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Stem Cell -42.80% N/A -147.07%
Tenax Therapeutics N/A -87.00% -77.68%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares US Stem Cell and Tenax Therapeutics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
US Stem Cell $6.70 million 0.94 -$2.16 million N/A N/A
Tenax Therapeutics N/A N/A -$6.81 million N/A N/A

US Stem Cell has higher revenue and earnings than Tenax Therapeutics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.4% of Tenax Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of US Stem Cell shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Tenax Therapeutics shares are owned by 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for US Stem Cell and Tenax Therapeutics, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Stem Cell 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tenax Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A


US Stem Cell beats Tenax Therapeutics on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

US Stem Cell Company Profile

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of chronic and acute heart damage, and vascular and autoimmune diseases in the United States. Its lead product candidates include MyoCell, a clinical therapy designed to populate regions of scar tissue within a patient's heart with autologous muscle cells or cells from a patient's body for enhancing cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients; and AdipoCell, a patient-derived cell therapy for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart ischemia, and lower limb ischemia. The company's product development pipeline includes MyoCell SDF-1, an autologous muscle-derived cellular therapy for improving cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients. It is also developing MyoCath, a deflecting tip needle injection catheter that is used to inject cells into cardiac tissue in therapeutic procedures to treat chronic heart ischemia and congestive heart failure. In addition, the company provides physician and patient based regenerative medicine/cell therapy training, cell collection, and cell storage services; and cell collection and treatment kits for humans and animals, as well operates a cell therapy clinic. The company was formerly known as Bioheart, Inc. and changed its name to U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. in October 2015. U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida.

Tenax Therapeutics Company Profile

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focused on the identification, development, and commercialization of a portfolio of products for the critical care market in the United States and Canada. It focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products containing levosimendan, 2.5 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion/5ml vial for use in the reduction of morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery patients at risk for developing Low Cardiac Output Syndrome. The company was formerly known as Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. in September 2014. Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina.

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