TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ: TXMD) and Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.


This table compares TherapeuticsMD and Mallinckrodt PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TherapeuticsMD -462.94% -77.41% -68.24%
Mallinckrodt PLC 12.64% 15.28% 5.20%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.5% of Mallinckrodt PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Mallinckrodt PLC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TherapeuticsMD and Mallinckrodt PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TherapeuticsMD $18.26 million 73.86 -$88.99 million N/A N/A
Mallinckrodt PLC $3.27 billion 1.07 $666.60 million $4.10 8.62

Mallinckrodt PLC has higher revenue and earnings than TherapeuticsMD.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for TherapeuticsMD and Mallinckrodt PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TherapeuticsMD 0 1 8 0 2.89
Mallinckrodt PLC 0 2 13 0 2.87

TherapeuticsMD currently has a consensus price target of $14.88, indicating a potential upside of 125.04%. Mallinckrodt PLC has a consensus price target of $69.83, indicating a potential upside of 97.66%. Given TherapeuticsMD’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TherapeuticsMD is more favorable than Mallinckrodt PLC.


Mallinckrodt PLC beats TherapeuticsMD on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

TherapeuticsMD Company Profile

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is a women’s healthcare company engaged in creating and commercializing products for women. The Company is focused on pursuing regulatory approvals and pre-commercialization activities necessary for commercialization of its hormone therapy pharmaceutical products. Its drug candidates used in clinical trials are designed to alleviate symptoms of and reduce health risks resulting from menopause-related hormone deficiencies, including hot flashes, osteoporosis and vaginal discomfort. With its SYMBODA technology, it is developing hormone therapy pharmaceutical products to enable delivery of bio-identical hormones through dosage forms and administration routes. Its product line includes vitaTrue, vitaPearl, vitaMedMD Plus, vitaMedMD One Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD Plus Rx Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD One Rx Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD Iron 21/7, vitaMedMD Vitamin D3 50,000 IU, BocaGreenMD Prena1 Pearl and BocaGreenMD Prena1 Chew.

Mallinckrodt PLC Company Profile

Mallinckrodt public limited company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and generic specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. The Company focuses on various therapeutic areas, such as autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas, including neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal critical care respiratory therapies; analgesics and hemostasis products, and central nervous system drugs. Its segments include Specialty Brands and Specialty Generics. The Specialty Brands segment produces and markets branded pharmaceutical products and therapies. The Specialty Generics segment produces and markets specialty generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) consisting of biologics, medicinal opioids, synthetic controlled substances, acetaminophen and other active ingredients. Its product portfolio includes Acthar, Inomax, Ofirmev, Therakos immunotherapy, Hemostasis products and StrataGraft.

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