CoLucid Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CLCD) and XenoPort (NASDAQ:XNPT) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.51, indicating that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XenoPort has a beta of 1.94, indicating that its stock price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CoLucid Pharmaceuticals and XenoPort, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals 0 3 2 0 2.40
XenoPort 0 0 0 0 N/A

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $45.88, indicating a potential downside of 1.41%. Given CoLucid Pharmaceuticals’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe CoLucid Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than XenoPort.

Profitability

This table compares CoLucid Pharmaceuticals and XenoPort’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals N/A -83.51% -70.62%
XenoPort -103.12% -414.36% -37.19%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

64.2% of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. 13.7% of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CoLucid Pharmaceuticals and XenoPort’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A ($3.44) -13.53
XenoPort N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Summary

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals beats XenoPort on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a Phase III clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing a small molecule for the acute treatment of migraine headaches. Its product candidates address the needs of migraine patients, including those with cardiovascular risk factors or stable cardiovascular disease and those dissatisfied with existing therapies. Lasmiditan, the Company’s lead product candidate, is an oral tablet for the acute treatment of migraine in adults. Lasmiditan selectively targets 5-HT1F receptors expressed in the trigeminal pathway in the central nervous system (CNS). Lasmiditan is designed to penetrate the CNS and block the pathway that contributes to headache pain. It is developing IV lasmiditan for the acute treatment of headache pain associated with migraine in adults, to be used in emergency rooms and urgent care settings. The Company is conducting its Phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of lasmiditan.

XenoPort Company Profile

XenoPort, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on commercializing HORIZANT (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended-Release Tablets in the United States. The Company’s segment is the development and commercialization of product candidates for the treatment of neurological and other disorders. Its development-stage product candidates include XP23829, XP21279 and arbaclofen placarbil. HORIZANT has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate-to-severe primary restless legs syndrome in adults and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia in adults. XP23829 is a fumaric acid ester compound and a prodrug of metabolite monomethyl fumarate being developed for the treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis and/or patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. XP21279 is a Transported Prodrug of levodopa being developed for the treatment for patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

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