Cyanotech (CYAN) against Mannatech (MTEX) Critical Analysis

Cyanotech (CYAN) against Mannatech (MTEX) Critical Analysis

Cyanotech (NASDAQ:CYAN) and Mannatech (NASDAQ:MTEX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.6% of Cyanotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.0% of Mannatech shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of Cyanotech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.7% of Mannatech 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cyanotech and Mannatech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cyanotech and Mannatech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Dividends

Mannatech pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. Cyanotech does not pay a dividend. Mannatech has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Cyanotech has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mannatech has a beta of 1.71, indicating that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cyanotech and Mannatech’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Cyanotech has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mannatech.

Summary

Mannatech beats Cyanotech on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cyanotech Company Profile

Cyanotech Corporation engages in the cultivation, production, and sale of natural products derived from microalgae for the health and human nutrition markets worldwide. The company's products include Hawaiian BioAstin natural astaxanthin, a dietary antioxidant, which is used as a human nutraceutical and functional food ingredient to support and maintain the body's natural inflammatory response, enhance skin, and support eye and joint health; and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica, a nutrient-rich dietary supplement that is used for extra energy, a strengthened immune system, cardiovascular benefits, and as a source of antioxidant carotenoids. Cyanotech Corporation sells its products as packaged consumer products through distributors, retailers, and online channels, as well as directly to consumers; and in bulk quantities to manufacturers, formulators, and distributors. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Mannatech Company Profile

Mannatech, Incorporated provides wellness solutions. The company develops, markets, and sells nutritional supplements, topical, skin care and anti-aging products, and weight-management products. It markets its products through network marketing channels in the Americas, Europe/the Middle East/Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Coppell, Texas.

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