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

Dividends

Grifols, pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Mirati Therapeutics does not pay a dividend. Grifols, pays out 31.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mirati Therapeutics and Grifols,’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mirati Therapeutics N/A N/A -$73.47 million ($3.43) -3.80
Grifols, $4.99 billion 6.48 $1.41 billion $0.90 26.29

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.0% of Mirati Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.9% of Grifols, shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Mirati Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Mirati Therapeutics has a beta of 1.76, meaning that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grifols, has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mirati Therapeutics N/A -101.85% -86.50%
Grifols, 13.04% 17.96% 6.32%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Mirati Therapeutics and Grifols,, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mirati Therapeutics 0 3 7 0 2.70
Grifols, 1 1 3 0 2.40

Mirati Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $13.88, indicating a potential upside of 6.32%. Given Mirati Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Mirati Therapeutics is more favorable than Grifols,.

About Mirati Therapeutics

Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops a pipeline of oncology products. The company’s clinical stage product candidates include glesatinib, an orally-bioavailable, potent, small molecule kinase inhibitor that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with genetic alterations of MET; and in Phase Ib clinical trials in patients with genetic alterations of MET and Axl in NSCLC and other solid tumors. Its clinical stage product candidates also comprise sitravatinib, an orally-bioavailable, potent, small molecule spectrum-selective kinase inhibitor, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of solid tumors, such as NSCLC and metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat NSCLC patients with RET, CHR4q12, CBL, and AXL genetic alterations; and mocetinostat, an orally administered spectrum-selective Class 1 histone deacetylase inhibitor, which is in Phase Ib/II clinical trials in combination with durvalumab for the treatment of patients with NSCLC. The company has a collaboration agreement with Foundation Medicine, Inc. and Guardant Health, Inc. to explore development of their platforms as companion diagnostics for glesatinib. Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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.

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