Galapagos (NASDAQ: GLPG) and Bioline RX (NASDAQ:BLRX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Galapagos and Bioline RX’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Galapagos has higher revenue and earnings than Bioline RX. Galapagos is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bioline RX, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Galapagos has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bioline RX has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
19.7% of Galapagos shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.9% of Bioline RX shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Galapagos shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Bioline RX shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Galapagos and Bioline RX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Galapagos and Bioline RX, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Galapagos currently has a consensus target price of $115.17, suggesting a potential upside of 6.26%. Bioline RX has a consensus target price of $3.20, suggesting a potential upside of 175.86%. Given Bioline RX’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Bioline RX is more favorable than Galapagos.
Galapagos beats Bioline RX on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Galapagos Company Profile
Galapagos NV is a Belgium-based biotechnology company. The Company’s activities are divided into two operating divisions: Research and Development (R & D) and Services. The R & D division is engaged in the discovery and development of small molecules. The Services division, offers target-to-drug discovery products and services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and to patient foundations, encompassing target discovery and validation, screening and drug discovery through to delivery of pre-clinical candidates. As of December 31, 2011, Galapagos NV was, through its subsidiaries, active in Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and Croatia. In April 2014, it sold BioFocus and Argenta service division operations to Charles River Laboratories International.
Bioline RX Company Profile
BioLine RX Ltd is an Israel-based company engaged in the development of therapeutics, from preclinical-stage development to advanced clinical trials, for a range of medical needs. Its clinical therapeutic candidates under development consist of BL-1020 that is in Phase II/III clinical trials to improve cognitive function in schizophrenia patients; BL-1040, which is under pivotal CE-Mark registration trial for the prevention of cardiac remodeling following an acute myocardial infarction; BL-5010, which has completed Phase I/II clinical trials for non-surgical removal of skin lesions; BL-1021 that has completed Phase Ia clinical trial for the treatment of neuropathic pain or pain that results from damage to nerve fibers, and BL-7040, a synthetic oligonucleotide, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. The Company also has 11 pre-clinical stage development products for various indications.
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