Mylan (NASDAQ: MYL) and NephroGenex (OTCMKTS:NRXGQ) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mylan and NephroGenex, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Mylan currently has a consensus target price of $43.55, indicating a potential downside of 6.76%. NephroGenex has a consensus target price of $17.50, indicating a potential upside of 624,900.00%. Given NephroGenex’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NephroGenex is more favorable than Mylan.
This table compares Mylan and NephroGenex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
74.9% of Mylan shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Mylan shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Mylan and NephroGenex’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Mylan has higher revenue and earnings than NephroGenex. NephroGenex is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mylan, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Mylan has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NephroGenex has a beta of -0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 198% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Mylan beats NephroGenex on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mylan N.V. is a global pharmaceutical company. The Company develops, licenses, manufactures, markets and distributes generic and branded generic products for resale by others; specialty pharmaceuticals, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It operates through two segments: Generics and Specialty. Its Generics segment primarily develops, manufactures, sells and distributes generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream or ointment form, as well as API. Its Specialty segment is focused on respiratory and allergy therapies. The EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, is an epinephrine auto-injector. Its Perforomist Inhalation Solution is a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) patients. The Company also markets ULTIVA, which is an analgesic agent.
NephroGenex, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of therapeutics to treat kidney disease. The Company has paused the clinical program of its product candidate, oral Pyridorin, for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. The Company was primarily focused on the Phase III Pyridorin program, and other planned clinical and nonclinical studies and other work needed to submit Pyridorin for acute kidney injury (AKI), as well as the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in patients with Type II diabetes for regulatory approval in the United States and Europe. The Company has not generated any revenues.
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