Critical Survey: Wave Sync (OTCMKTS:WAYS) vs. Amyris (OTCMKTS:AMRS)

Wave Sync (OTCMKTS:WAYS) and Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wave Sync and Amyris’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wave Sync $90,000.00 14.02 -$5.61 million N/A N/A
Amyris $80.42 million 5.81 -$230.24 million ($2.53) -1.79

Wave Sync has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Amyris.

Volatility and Risk

Wave Sync has a beta of -1.03, suggesting that its share price is 203% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amyris has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Wave Sync and Amyris, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wave Sync 0 0 0 0 N/A
Amyris 0 0 2 0 3.00

Amyris has a consensus target price of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 110.18%. Given Amyris’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Amyris is more favorable than Wave Sync.

Profitability

This table compares Wave Sync and Amyris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wave Sync N/A N/A N/A
Amyris -202.81% N/A -193.76%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.4% of Amyris shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.5% of Wave Sync shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 30.4% of Amyris shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About Wave Sync

Wave Sync Corp., a development stage company, engages in the design, development, and proliferation of next generation debit and credit cards for financial institutions in the United States. The company offers its products by employing secured encryption transmitted through audio wave technology. It also supplies and sells electronic inlays embedded with audio chips and other modules to card manufacturers. The company is based in Randolph, New Jersey.

About Amyris

Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, delivers alternatives to petroleum, plant, and animal-based products across a range of consumer and industry segments worldwide. It applies its bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, specialty ingredients, and consumer products. The company delivers its No Compromise products and services in markets, such as specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

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