Head to Head Review: Gritstone Oncology (NASDAQ:GRTS) and Erytech Pharma (NASDAQ:ERYP)

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Gritstone Oncology (NASDAQ:GRTS) and Erytech Pharma (NASDAQ:ERYP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Gritstone Oncology and Erytech Pharma’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gritstone Oncology $1.19 million 290.25 -$64.78 million ($7.26) -1.33
Erytech Pharma N/A N/A -$45.14 million $2.44 2.32

Erytech Pharma has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gritstone Oncology. Gritstone Oncology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Erytech Pharma, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.7% of Gritstone Oncology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.2% of Erytech Pharma shares are held by institutional investors. 38.0% of Gritstone Oncology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Gritstone Oncology and Erytech Pharma, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gritstone Oncology 0 1 7 0 2.88
Erytech Pharma 0 0 1 0 3.00

Gritstone Oncology currently has a consensus price target of $21.33, indicating a potential upside of 120.61%. Given Gritstone Oncology’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Gritstone Oncology is more favorable than Erytech Pharma.

Profitability

This table compares Gritstone Oncology and Erytech Pharma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gritstone Oncology N/A N/A N/A
Erytech Pharma N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Gritstone Oncology beats Erytech Pharma on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gritstone Oncology Company Profile

Gritstone Oncology Inc., an immuno-oncology company, engages in developing tumor-specific cancer immunotherapies to fight various cancer types. Its lead product candidate is GRANITE-001, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of solid tumors, including metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, as well as gastroesophageal, bladder and microsatellite stable, and colorectal cancers. Gritstone Oncology Inc. has a strategic collaboration with bluebird bio, Inc. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.

Erytech Pharma Company Profile

ERYTECH Pharma S.A., a biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for severe forms of cancer and orphan diseases. It is developing a pipeline of product candidates targeting solid and liquid tumors for patients with high unmet medical needs. The company's lead product candidate is eryaspase, which is used for the treatment of severe solid tumors, including pancreatic cancer and in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is preparing for the launch of a pivotal Phase III clinical trial of eryaspase in the United States and Europe. ERYTECH Pharma S.A. has research collaborations with the Fox Chase Cancer Center to advance the preclinical development of erymethionase for the treatment of homocystinuria and with Queen's University of Canada to advance the preclinical development of eryminase for the treatment of arginase-1-deficiency. ERYTECH Pharma S.A. was founded in 2004 and is based in Lyon, France.

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