Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE) and Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
24.9% of Sorrento Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.6% of Incyte shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Sorrento Therapeutics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of Incyte shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Sorrento Therapeutics has a beta of 2.2, meaning that its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Incyte has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sorrento Therapeutics and Incyte’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Sorrento Therapeutics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Incyte. Sorrento Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Incyte, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Sorrento Therapeutics and Incyte, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Sorrento Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $21.08, suggesting a potential upside of 487.28%. Incyte has a consensus price target of $95.62, suggesting a potential upside of 52.84%. Given Sorrento Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sorrento Therapeutics is more favorable than Incyte.
This table compares Sorrento Therapeutics and Incyte’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Incyte beats Sorrento Therapeutics on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sorrento Therapeutics Company Profile
Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company, primarily engages in the discovery and development of therapies focused on oncology and the treatment of chronic cancer pain worldwide. The company is focusing on the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-based immunotherapies using autologous T-cells. It is developing CD38 Directed CAR-T, a cellular therapy used for the treatment of multiple myeloma, as well as for amyloidosis and graft-versus-host diseases; CD123 Directed CAR-T for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia; and human antibodies, including PD-1, PD-L1, CD38, CD123, CD47, c-MET, VEGFR2, CCR2, OX40, TIGIT, and CD137. The company is also developing intracellular targeting antibodies comprising STAT3, Mutant KRAS, MYC, p53, and TAU to modulate the evolution of cancer, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, central nervous system diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and viral infections; and oncolytic viruses that infect and selectively multiply in and destroy tumor cells without damaging healthy tissue. In addition, it offers resiniferatoxin, a non-opioid-based TRPV1 agonist neurotoxin for the treatment of intractable pain treatment; and ZTlido, a lidocaine delivery system for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. The company has a licensing agreement with Mabtech Limited to develop and commercialize multiple prespecified biosimilar and biobetter antibodies from based on Erbitux, Remicade, Xolair, and Simulect. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in San Diego, California.
Incyte Company Profile
Incyte Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics in the United States. It offers JAKAFI, a drug for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera cancers; and ICLUSIG, a kinase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia and philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The company's clinical stage products include ruxolitinib, a drug that is in pivotal Phase II clinical trial for steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host-diseases (GVHD); and Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of essential thrombocythemia, as well as Phase III clinical trials for steroid-refractory acute and chronic GVHDs. In addition, it is developing itacitinib that is in Phase I/II clinical trial in combination with osimertinib for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as Phase III clinical trial for naïve acute GVHD; epacadostat that is in Phase III clinical trails for the treatment of melanoma, renal, bladder, head and neck, non-small cell lung cancers; MGA012 that is in Phase I clinical trial for solid tumors; INCB50465, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and mantel cell lymphoma; and INCB54828 that is in Phase II clinical trials for the bladder cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, and 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome. The company markets its JAKAFI product through a network of specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers. It has collaboration agreements with Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Eli Lilly and Company; Agenus Inc.; Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd.; Merus N.V.; Calithera Biosciences, Inc; Pfizer; and MacroGenics, Inc. Incyte Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
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