Oncolytics Biotech (NASDAQ:ONCY) and MYOS (NASDAQ:MYOS) Head-To-Head Survey

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Oncolytics Biotech (NASDAQ:ONCY) and MYOS (NASDAQ:MYOS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Oncolytics Biotech and MYOS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oncolytics Biotech N/A N/A -$13.14 million ($0.82) -2.12
MYOS $360,000.00 32.10 -$3.22 million ($0.45) -2.80

MYOS has higher revenue and earnings than Oncolytics Biotech. MYOS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oncolytics Biotech, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Oncolytics Biotech has a beta of 2.14, indicating that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MYOS has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Oncolytics Biotech and MYOS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oncolytics Biotech N/A -217.52% -99.02%
MYOS -660.40% -86.64% -65.14%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.0% of Oncolytics Biotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.0% of MYOS shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Oncolytics Biotech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 47.3% of MYOS shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Oncolytics Biotech and MYOS, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oncolytics Biotech 0 0 2 0 3.00
MYOS 0 0 0 0 N/A


MYOS beats Oncolytics Biotech on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Oncolytics Biotech

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer. The company is developing REOLYSIN, an immuno-oncology viral-agent that comprises three programs: chemotherapy combinations to trigger selective tumor lysis; immune modulator combinations to facilitate innate immune responses; and immuno-therapy combinations to produce adaptive immune responses. It has a research collaboration with Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California using pelareorep in combination with Keytruda, Velcade, and dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma; and a clinical collaboration with SOLTI breast cancer research. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About MYOS

MYOS RENS Technology Inc., a bionutrition and biotherapeutics company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of nutritional and therapeutic products for maintaining and enhancing the health and performance of muscle tissue. The company primarily focuses on developing the products that enhance muscle health and function essential to the management of sarcopenia, cachexia, and degenerative muscle diseases, and as an adjunct to the treatment of obesity. Its products include Re Muscle Health products, a direct-to-consumer portfolio of muscle health bars, meal replacement shakes, and daily supplement powders; and Qurr line of products comprising flavored puddings, powders, and shakes. The company sells its Re Muscle Health products through e-commerce Website remusclehealth.com; and Qurr line of products through convenient direct online ordering without a prescription. MYOS RENS Technology Inc. has a research agreement with the University of California to study the effects Of Fortetropin on skeletal muscle protein synthetic rate in older men and women; and Rutgers University for the discovery development and commercialization of products that improve muscle health and performance. The company was formerly known as MYOS Corporation and changed its name to MYOS RENS Technology Inc. in March 2016. MYOS RENS Technology Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey.

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