Financial Contrast: Argos Therapeutics (ARGS) vs. 3SBio (SSRX)
Argos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ARGS) and 3SBio (NASDAQ:SSRX) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.
This table compares Argos Therapeutics and 3SBio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Argos Therapeutics has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 3SBio has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
27.9% of Argos Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.2% of Argos Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Argos Therapeutics and 3SBio’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Argos Therapeutics||$950,000.00||8.22||-$53.02 million||($1.48)||-0.10|
3SBio has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Argos Therapeutics. Argos Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than 3SBio, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Argos Therapeutics and 3SBio, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Argos Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $4.13, suggesting a potential upside of 2,810.80%. Given Argos Therapeutics’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Argos Therapeutics is more favorable than 3SBio.
3SBio beats Argos Therapeutics on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Argos Therapeutics Company Profile
Argos Therapeutics, Inc. (Argos) is an immuno-oncology company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of individualized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases based on its technology platform called Arcelis. The Company’s Arcelis technology platform utilizes biological components from a patient’s own cancer cells or virus to generate individualized immunotherapies. The Company is engaged in the development of AGS-003 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), and other cancers. It is conducting a pivotal Phase III clinical trial of AGS-003 plus sunitinib or another targeted therapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed mRCC under a special protocol assessment (SPA). It is engaged in the development of AGS-004 for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It has conducted over three clinical trials of AGS-004, including a Phase IIb clinical trial, Phase IIa clinical trial and Phase I clinical trial.
3SBio Company Profile
3SBio Inc. is a biotechnology company in the People’s Republic of China with research and development, manufacturing, and marketing capabilities focusing on bio-pharmaceutical products. The Company recombinant, or genetically engineered, protein-based products and product candidates are designed to address markets with unmet medical needs in nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases. Its principal products are EPIAO and TPIAO. In addition, it has two legacy products, Intefen and Inleusin; and an in-licensed product, Iron Sucrose Supplement. The Company focuses on its research and development efforts on both novel and validated protein-based therapeutics for the treatment of diseases in the areas of nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation and infectious diseases, and other selected areas. In May 2013, the Company merged with Decade Sunshine Limited and Decade Sunshine Merger Sub.
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