Grifols, (NASDAQ: GRFS) and Dendreon (NASDAQ:DNDN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Grifols, pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Dendreon does not pay a dividend. Grifols, pays out 31.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Grifols, and Dendreon, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grifols, 1 1 2 0 2.25
Dendreon 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.9% of Grifols, shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Grifols, and Dendreon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grifols, 13.04% 17.96% 6.32%
Dendreon -30.18% N/A -25.12%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Grifols, and Dendreon’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grifols, $5.13 billion 5.70 $1.45 billion $0.90 23.78
Dendreon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Grifols, has higher revenue and earnings than Dendreon.

Summary

Grifols, beats Dendreon on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grifols,

Grifols, S.A., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and distributes biological medicines on plasma derived proteins in the United States, Canada, Spain, rest of the European Union, and internationally. The company specializes in providing infusion solutions, nutrition products, and medical devices for use in hospitals and clinics. It operates through four segments: Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital, and Raw Materials and Others. The Bioscience segment manufactures plasma derivatives for therapeutic use, including the reception, analysis, quarantine, classification, fractionation, and purification of plasma; and sells and distributes end products. This segment offers plasma products, such as IVIG, Factor VIII, A1PI, and albumin; and intramuscular immunoglobulins, ATIII, Factor IX, and plasma thromboplastin components. The Diagnostic segment focuses on researching, developing, manufacturing, and marketing in vitro diagnostics products comprising analytical instruments, reagents, software, and related products for use in clinical and blood bank laboratories. This segment serves blood donation centers, clinical analysis laboratories, and hospital immunohematology services. The Hospital segment manufactures and installs products used by hospitals consisting of parenteral solutions, and enteral and parenteral nutritional fluids. The Raw Materials and Others segment sells intermediate biological products; and renders manufacturing services to third party companies. The company also offers engineering services. Its products and services are used by healthcare providers to diagnose and treat patients with hemophilia, immune deficiencies, infectious diseases, and other medical conditions. The company serves hospitals and clinics, group purchasing organizations, governments, and other distributors through sales representatives, marketing partners, and third-party distributors. Grifols, S.A. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.

About Dendreon

Dendreon Corporation, is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics for cancer treatment. The Company’s product portfolio includes cellular immunotherapies and small molecule product candidate that could be applicable to treating multiple types of cancers. The Company’s product PROVENGE (sipuleucel-T), is an autologous cellular immunotherapy for the treatment of asymptomatic and minimally symptomatic, metastatic, castrate-resistant hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Other potential product candidates include investigational active cellular immunotherapy, which potentially may be used for the treatment of patients with bladder, breast, ovarian and other solid tumors expressing HER2/neu; active cellular immunotherapies directed at carbonic anhydrase 9, an antigen highly expressed in renal cell carcinoma, and carcinoembryonic antigen, an antigen expressed in colorectal and other cancers.

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