ALGAE TEC LTD/S (OTCMKTS:ALGXY) and National Research (OTCMKTS:NRC) Critical Analysis

National Research (NASDAQ:NRC) and ALGAE TEC LTD/S (OTCMKTS:ALGXY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

National Research has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ALGAE TEC LTD/S has a beta of 261.71, indicating that its stock price is 26,071% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares National Research and ALGAE TEC LTD/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National Research 25.01% 130.25% 29.69%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.7% of National Research shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of National Research 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for National Research and ALGAE TEC LTD/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National Research 0 1 0 0 2.00


National Research pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. ALGAE TEC LTD/S does not pay a dividend. National Research pays out 73.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares National Research and ALGAE TEC LTD/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National Research $119.69 million 13.43 $30.05 million $1.04 62.03
ALGAE TEC LTD/S $2.05 million N/A -$6.08 million N/A N/A

National Research has higher revenue and earnings than ALGAE TEC LTD/S.


National Research beats ALGAE TEC LTD/S on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About National Research

National Research Corporation (NRC) is a provider of analytics and insights that facilitate revenue growth, patient, employee and customer retention and patient engagement for healthcare providers, payers and other healthcare organizations. The Company’s portfolio of subscription-based solutions provides information and analysis to healthcare organizations and payers across a range of mission-critical, constituent-related elements, including patient experience and satisfaction, community population health risks, workforce engagement, community perceptions, and physician engagement. The Company’s clients range from acute care hospitals and post-acute providers, such as home health, long term care and hospice, to numerous payer organizations. The Company derives its revenue from its annually renewable services, which include performance measurement and improvement services, healthcare analytics and governance education services.


Affinity Energy and Health Limited operates as a plant-based health and wellbeing company in Australia, India, and the United States. It engages in developing technology to produce commercial quantities of algae and medicinal cannabis for supply to algae-based nutraceuticals, animal feed and aquaculture, medicinal cannabis, and biofuels markets. The company offers FeedMe Algae, an algae-based aqua feed; and algae-based biofuels. Affinity Energy and Health Limited was founded in 2007 and is based in Subiaco, Australia.

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