Novogen Limited (NASDAQ: NVGN) and Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Novogen Limited has a beta of -0.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Compugen has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Novogen Limited and Compugen’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Novogen Limited and Compugen, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Novogen Limited currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 65.10%. Compugen has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 317.91%. Given Compugen’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Compugen is more favorable than Novogen Limited.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
6.4% of Novogen Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.5% of Compugen shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Novogen Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.5% of Compugen shares are owned 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.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Novogen Limited and Compugen’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Novogen Limited||$3.80 million||3.85||-$8.41 million||N/A||N/A|
Novogen Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Compugen.
About Novogen Limited
Novogen Limited (Novogen) is an oncology biotechnology company, which is focused on developing cancer treatments. The Company is primarily engaged in pharmaceutical research and development. Novogen has two drug technology platforms (the Superbenzopyran (SBP) technology and Anti-tropomyosin (ATM)) yielding various drug candidates across a range of oncology indications. The Company’s product candidates include Cantrixil (TRX-E-002-1), Anisina (ATM-3507) and Trilexium (TRX-E-009-1). The Company’s target indication for Cantrixil is ovarian cancer, and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) for Trilexium. The initial target pediatric indication for Anisina is neuroblastoma. Cantrixil is the lead development candidate arising from its SBP technology. Anisina is an approach to chemotherapy that targets the cancer cells’ actin cytoskeleton. Trilexium (TRX-E-009-1) is its second lead SBP drug candidate. It focuses on various cancers, including melanoma and prostate cancer.
Compugen Ltd. is a therapeutic discovery company. The Company focuses on infrastructure to discover drug targets and develop therapeutics. The Company is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of therapeutic and product candidates. The Company’s pipeline primarily consists of early and preclinical stage immuno-oncology programs based on drug targets discovered by the Company, primarily immune checkpoint and myeloid protein target candidates. These programs are focused on the development of cancer immunotherapy drugs with potential to harness the immune system to provide treatment solutions in areas of unmet medical needs in various cancer types and patient populations, both as monotherapy and in combination with other drugs. Its pipeline also includes a preclinical stage fusion protein autoimmune product candidate. Its fields of focus are oncology and immunology, with emphasis on its discovery capabilities on immuno-oncology.
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