Head-To-Head Comparison: Dova Pharmaceuticals (DOVA) versus CytomX Therapeutics (CTMX)

Dova Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: DOVA) and CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Dova Pharmaceuticals and CytomX Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dova Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A
CytomX Therapeutics -113.64% -92.42% -20.70%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.2% of Dova Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of CytomX Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of CytomX Therapeutics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dova Pharmaceuticals and CytomX Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dova Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CytomX Therapeutics $15.04 million 65.51 -$58.90 million ($1.57) -16.34

Dova Pharmaceuticals has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CytomX Therapeutics.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Dova Pharmaceuticals and CytomX Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dova Pharmaceuticals 0 0 3 0 3.00
CytomX Therapeutics 1 2 8 0 2.64

Dova Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $33.33, indicating a potential upside of 10.30%. CytomX Therapeutics has a consensus target price of $33.88, indicating a potential upside of 32.07%. Given CytomX Therapeutics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CytomX Therapeutics is more favorable than Dova Pharmaceuticals.

Summary

CytomX Therapeutics beats Dova Pharmaceuticals on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dova Pharmaceuticals

Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing drug candidates. The Company’s initial focus is on thrombocytopenia, a disorder characterized by a low blood platelet count. The Company is developing avatrombopag for treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). The Company’s product candidate, avatrombopag is an orally administered thrombopoietin receptor agonist, or TPO-RA. The Company has completed pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials that evaluated avatrombopag for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with CLD. The Company has not generated any revenue.

About CytomX Therapeutics

CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its Probody technology platform to create cancer immunotherapies against clinically validated targets, as well as to develop cancer therapeutics against difficult-to-drug targets. Its pipeline is focused on the development of therapies in a set of modalities: Probody cancer immunotherapies, Probody drug conjugates, T-cell engaging Probody bispecifics and ProCAR-NK cell therapies. Its product candidates include CX-072, CX-2009, CX-2029, Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and CX-188. Its Probody platform utilizes active proteases in tumor tissue to allow monoclonal antibody-based therapies. Its investigational Probody therapeutics address clinically validated cancer targets in immuno-oncology, such as programmed death-ligand 1, against which CX-072 is directed, as well as targets, such as cluster of differentiation 166, against, which CX-2009 is directed.

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