Aevi Genomic Medicine (NASDAQ: GNMX) and Soligenix (OTC:SNGX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Aevi Genomic Medicine and Soligenix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aevi Genomic Medicine N/A -125.94% -106.93%
Soligenix -233.27% -196.47% -122.14%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aevi Genomic Medicine and Soligenix’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aevi Genomic Medicine N/A N/A -$37.80 million ($1.02) -1.35
Soligenix $9.15 million N/A -$5.45 million N/A N/A

Soligenix has higher revenue and earnings than Aevi Genomic Medicine.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.8% of Aevi Genomic Medicine shares are held by institutional investors. 15.2% of Aevi Genomic Medicine shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Aevi Genomic Medicine and Soligenix, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aevi Genomic Medicine 0 1 1 0 2.50
Soligenix 0 0 2 0 3.00

Aevi Genomic Medicine presently has a consensus price target of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 207.97%. Soligenix has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 250.88%. Given Soligenix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Soligenix is more favorable than Aevi Genomic Medicine.

Aevi Genomic Medicine Company Profile

Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, researches and develops novel therapies for pediatric onset and life-altering diseases in the United States. Its lead product candidates include AEVI-001, a glutamatergic neuromodulator, which is in Phase II/III SAGA trial for a genetically-defined subset of adolescent attention deficit hyperactivity disorder patients with specific mutations in their metabotropic glutamate receptor gene network; and AEVI-002, an anti-light monoclonal antibody that is in Phase I clinical trial for use in severe pediatric onset crohnÂ’s disease. The company was formerly known as Medgenics, Inc. and changed its name to Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. in December 2016. Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Soligenix Company Profile

Soligenix, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases. The Company operates through two segments: BioTherapeutics and Vaccines/BioDefense. Its BioTherapeutics segment is developing a photodynamic therapy (SGX301) utilizing topical synthetic hypericin activated with safe visible light for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), formulations of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (BDP) for the prevention/treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders characterized by severe inflammation, and its innate defense regulator (IDR) technology, dusquetide (SGX942) for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer. Its Vaccines/BioDefense business segment includes active development programs for RiVax, its ricin toxin vaccine candidate, OrbeShield, its GI acute radiation syndrome (GI ARS) therapeutic candidate, and SGX943, its melioidosis therapeutic candidate.

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