Analyzing XpresSpa Group (XSPA) & Spherix (SPEX)

XpresSpa Group (NASDAQ:XSPA) and Spherix (NASDAQ:SPEX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares XpresSpa Group and Spherix’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XpresSpa Group $50.09 million 0.08 -$37.21 million N/A N/A
Spherix $30,000.00 213.73 $1.73 million N/A N/A

Spherix has lower revenue, but higher earnings than XpresSpa Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for XpresSpa Group and Spherix, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XpresSpa Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spherix 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.6% of Spherix shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.9% of XpresSpa Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of Spherix shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares XpresSpa Group and Spherix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XpresSpa Group -32.47% -99.49% -46.82%
Spherix N/A 21.67% 19.36%

Risk & Volatility

XpresSpa Group has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spherix has a beta of 0.36, indicating that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Spherix beats XpresSpa Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About XpresSpa Group

XpresSpa Group, Inc. operates as a health and wellness services company in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Wellness and Intellectual Property. The Wellness segment offers airport retailer spa services; massage services for the neck, back, feet, and whole body; nail care, such as pedicures, manicures, and polish changes; travel products, including neck pillows, blankets, and massage tools; and cryotherapy, compression, and personal care services, as well as retail products. This segment offers its wellness and travel products through its Website, The Intellectual Property segment engages in the monetization of patents related to content and ad delivery, remote monitoring, and computing technologies. As of March 29, 2018, it operated 57 stores in 23 airports. The company was formerly known as FORM Holdings Corp. and changed its name to XpresSpa Group, Inc. in January 2018. XpresSpa Group, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Spherix

Spherix Incorporated, a technology development company, owns, develops, acquires, and monetizes intellectual property assets. Its intellectual property is primarily consists of trade secrets, patented know-how, issued and pending patents, copyrights, and technological innovation. The company owns approximately 290 patents and patent applications. Its patent portfolio includes the U.S. and foreign patents and pending patent applications in the wireless communications and telecommunication sectors, including data, optical and voice technology, antenna technology, Wi-Fi, base station functionality, and cellular. Spherix Incorporated was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.

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