Opiant Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:OPNT) & Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group (NASDAQ:ADMG) Head-To-Head Contrast

Opiant Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:OPNT) and Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group (OTCMKTS:ADMG) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Opiant Pharmaceuticals 0 0 2 0 3.00
Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Opiant Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus price target of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 211.11%. Given Opiant Pharmaceuticals’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Opiant Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Opiant Pharmaceuticals $13.98 million 3.80 -$21.19 million ($7.10) -1.90
Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group $50,000.00 12.23 $21.25 million N/A N/A

Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Opiant Pharmaceuticals.

Risk and Volatility

Opiant Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group has a beta of 5.1, suggesting that its stock price is 410% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.1% of Opiant Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.9% of Opiant Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Opiant Pharmaceuticals -30.98% -32.67% -22.01%
Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group N/A -5.67% 3.52%

Summary

Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group beats Opiant Pharmaceuticals on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders. The company offers NARCAN nasal spray, a treatment to reverse opioid overdoses. Its pipeline of product candidates includes treatments for eating disorders, including bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders, alcohol use disorders, a long term treatment to prevent relapse for patients with opioid use disorders, cocaine use disorders, and a heroin vaccine. Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to explore development of a novel approach to the prevention of opioid relapse and overdose in individuals with opioid use disorder. The company was formerly known as Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. and changed its name to Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in January 2016. Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a subsidiary of Pelikin Group.

Adamant DRI Processing&Minerals Group Company Profile

Adamant DRI Processing and Minerals Group focuses on mining, processing, producing, and selling direct reduced iron feed stock for the steel industry in the People's Republic of China. The company owns an iron ore concentrate production line on the Zhuolu Mine, which is located in Zhuolu County, Hebei Province. It also intends to produce direct reduced iron using advanced reduction rotary kiln technology with iron sand as the principal raw material. The company is based in Zhangjiakou, the People's Republic of China.

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