RXi Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: RXII) and Oncobiologics (NASDAQ:ONS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares RXi Pharmaceuticals and Oncobiologics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of current recommendations for RXi Pharmaceuticals and Oncobiologics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Oncobiologics has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 682.61%. Given Oncobiologics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Oncobiologics is more favorable than RXi Pharmaceuticals.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares RXi Pharmaceuticals and Oncobiologics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|RXi Pharmaceuticals||$20,000.00||523.77||-$8.99 million||($10.90)||-0.41|
|Oncobiologics||$3.81 million||7.71||-$38.84 million||N/A||N/A|
RXi Pharmaceuticals has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Oncobiologics.
Volatility and Risk
RXi Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oncobiologics has a beta of -0.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
11.7% of RXi Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.9% of Oncobiologics shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of RXi Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 33.5% of Oncobiologics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Oncobiologics beats RXi Pharmaceuticals on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
RXi Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a clinical-stage ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference (RNAi) company developing therapeutics in dermatology and ophthalmology that address unmet medical needs. The Company’s development programs are based on its self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) platform and Samcyprone, a topical immunomodulator. Its clinical development programs include RXI-109, an sd-rxRNA, for the treatment of dermal and ocular scarring, and Samcyprone for the treatment of such disorders as warts, alopecia areata, non-malignant skin tumors and cutaneous metastases of melanoma. Its pipeline is focused on approximately three areas, including dermatology, ophthalmology and cosmetic product development. Its RNAi therapies are designed to silence, or down-regulate, the expression of a specific gene that may be over-expressed in a disease condition and its immunotherapy agent treats diseases by inducing, enhancing or suppressing an immune response.
Oncobiologics Company Profile
Oncobiologics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on identifying, developing, manufacturing and commercializing biosimilar therapeutics. It is focused on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in the disease areas of immunology and oncology. The Company offers BioSymphony Platform. The Company has identified approximately eight biosimilar product candidates, of which two product candidates are ONS-3010 and ONS-1045. ONS-3010 is an adalimumab (Humira) biosimilar. The Company has initiated Phase III preparatory activities for ONS-3010. Its second product candidate, ONS-1045, is a bevacizumab (Avastin) biosimilar. The Company’s other preclinical product candidate, ONS-1050, a trastuzumab (Herceptin) biosimilar, interferes with the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). ONS-4010 is a biosimilar to denosumab (Prolia/Xgeva), which is a human mAb. Its other biosimilar product, ONS-1055, is a biosimilar to cetuximab (Erbitux).
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