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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Grifols, and ContraFect Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grifols, $5.16 billion 5.65 $1.46 billion $0.90 23.72
ContraFect Corporation N/A N/A -$28.65 million ($0.49) -2.12

Grifols, has higher revenue and earnings than ContraFect Corporation. ContraFect Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grifols,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Grifols, and ContraFect Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grifols, 1 1 2 0 2.25
ContraFect Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50

ContraFect Corporation has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 380.77%. Given ContraFect Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ContraFect Corporation is more favorable than Grifols,.

Dividends

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

Volatility and Risk

Grifols, has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ContraFect Corporation has a beta of -0.82, meaning that its stock price is 182% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.9% of Grifols, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.5% of ContraFect Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of ContraFect Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Grifols, and ContraFect Corporation’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%
ContraFect Corporation N/A -188.40% -84.04%

Summary

Grifols, beats ContraFect Corporation on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grifols, Company Profile

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.

ContraFect Corporation Company Profile

ContraFect Corporation, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on discovering and developing therapeutic protein and antibody products for the treatment of life-threatening infectious diseases in the United States. Its lead product candidates consist of CF-301, a lysin that completed Phase 1 human clinical trials for the treatment of Staph aureus bacteremia, including endocarditis caused by methicillin-resistant or methicillin-susceptible Staph aureus; and CF-404, a combination of human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for the treatment of life-threatening seasonal and pandemic varieties of human influenza. The company has a collaboration research agreement with The Rockefeller University to identify new lysin therapeutic candidates targeting Gram-negative bacteria; and license agreement with Trellis Bioscience LLC for mAbs in the field of influenza. ContraFect Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Yonkers, New York.

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