Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP) and Biodel (NASDAQ:ALBO) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Endo International PLC has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Biodel has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Endo International PLC and Biodel, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endo International PLC 0 14 5 0 2.26
Biodel 0 0 3 0 3.00

Endo International PLC presently has a consensus target price of $16.94, indicating a potential upside of 41.29%. Given Endo International PLC’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Endo International PLC is more favorable than Biodel.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.3% of Endo International PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.2% of Biodel shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Endo International PLC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.3% of Biodel shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Endo International PLC and Biodel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endo International PLC $4.08 billion 0.66 $411.84 million ($15.20) -0.79
Biodel $11.24 million 14.86 -$10.33 million N/A N/A

Endo International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Biodel.


This table compares Endo International PLC and Biodel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endo International PLC -82.93% 25.32% 6.90%
Biodel N/A N/A N/A


Endo International PLC beats Biodel on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Endo International PLC Company Profile

Endo International PLC, formerly Endo Health Solutions Inc. is a specialty healthcare solutions company focused on branded and generic pharmaceuticals, devices and services. The Company has a portfolio of branded pharmaceuticals that includes brands, such as Lidoderm, Opana ER, Voltaren Gel, Percocet, Frova, Supprelin LA, Vantas, Valstar and Fortesta Gel. The Company operates in three segments: Endo Pharmaceuticals, Qualitest and AMS. In June 2014, the Company’s subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals sold its pharmaceutical drug discovery platform to AsanaBioSciences, LLC. In June 2014, Asana BioSciences, LLC, an independent member of Amneal Alliance of Companies, acquired early-stage branded pharmaceutical discovery platform of Endo Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo International plc. In June 2014, Trendlines Group acquired intellectual property developed within the framework of an R&D agreement with the Company. In July 2014, it acquired Grupo Farmaceutico Somar.

Biodel Company Profile

Biodel Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of treatments for diabetes. The Company is engaged in developing product candidates by applying its formulation technologies to existing drugs. The Company is engaged in developing room temperature stable glucagon presentations for use as a rescue treatment for diabetes patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia. It also develops insulin formulations for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients. Its product pipeline includes RHI-based Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin, Analog-based Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin, Concentrated Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin and Glucagon. The Company’s BIOD-531 is a Concentrated Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin and its insulin analog-based ultra-rapid-acting insulin product candidates include BIOD-123, BIOD-531, BIOD-238 and BIOD-250. It also conducts pre-clinical testing to develop liquid formulations of glucagon for hypoglycemic rescue and other indications.

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