Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: TNXP) and Innovus Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:INNV) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. has a beta of 2.6, suggesting that its share price is 160% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Innovus Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 4.14, suggesting that its share price is 314% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. and Innovus Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. N/A -78.25% -73.14%
Innovus Pharmaceuticals -147.19% -396.02% -69.85%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. and Innovus Pharmaceuticals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. N/A N/A -$38.84 million ($3.38) -1.06
Innovus Pharmaceuticals $4.82 million 2.96 -$13.70 million ($0.10) -0.94

Innovus Pharmaceuticals has higher revenue and earnings than Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.. Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Innovus Pharmaceuticals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. and Innovus Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. 0 1 4 0 2.80
Innovus Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $8.33, indicating a potential upside of 132.13%. Given Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. is more favorable than Innovus Pharmaceuticals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.5% of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.1% of Innovus Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Innovus Pharmaceuticals beats Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. Company Profile

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, engages in developing pharmaceutical products for central nervous system disorders. The company’s lead program focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and economic burden. Its lead product candidate includes TNX-102 SL, a cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablet, which is in Phase III clinical stage for the treatment of PTSD; and Phase III clinical stage for the treatment of military-related PTSD. The company’s product candidates also include TNX-601, an oral formulation of tianeptine oxalate for PTSD and cognitive dysfunction associated with steroid use; TNX-801, a smallpox-preventing vaccine based on a live synthetic version of horsepox virus; TNX-301, a fixed-dose combination drug product for alcohol use disorders; and TNX-701 for radiation injuries. Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

Innovus Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization, licensing, and development of non-prescription medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women’s health and vitality and respiratory diseases. The Company markets approximately five products in the United States and six in a range of countries around the world through its commercial partners. It has commercial agreements in over 60 countries around the world through its commercial partners. Its marketed products include Zestra, EjectDelay, Sensum+, Zestra Glide, Vesele and Androferti. In addition, the Company has a pipeline of over three additional products, including FlutiCare Over-The-Counter (OTC) for Allergic Rhinitis; Urocis XR, an extended release of Vaccinium Marcocarpon (cranberry), and AndroVit, a supplement to support overall prostate and male sexual health, which is marketed in Europe.

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