Comparing Histogenics Corporation (HSGX) & Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (ADMP)
Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:ADMP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.
Volatility and Risk
Histogenics Corporation has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Histogenics Corporation and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Histogenics Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 88.44%. Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 138.10%. Given Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is more favorable than Histogenics Corporation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Histogenics Corporation and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Histogenics Corporation||N/A||N/A||-$16.20 million||($1.38)||-1.44|
|Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation||$6.47 million||21.68||-$19.43 million||($0.70)||-6.00|
Histogenics Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Histogenics Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
47.1% of Histogenics Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.9% of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.8% of Histogenics Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation 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.
This table compares Histogenics Corporation and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation||-143.15%||-57.74%||-42.37%|
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation beats Histogenics Corporation on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Histogenics Corporation Company Profile
Histogenics Corporation is a regenerative medicine company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products in the musculoskeletal segment of the marketplace. The Company’s product candidate, NeoCart utilizes various aspects of regenerative medicine platform to develop a tissue implant intended to treat tissue injury in the field of orthopedics, specifically cartilage damage in the knee. NeoCart is a cartilage-like implant created using a patient’s own cartilage cells through a series of tissue engineering processes. The patient’s cells are separated from a tissue biopsy specimen extracted from the patient and multiplied in its laboratory. The cells are then infused into its scaffold that provides structure for the developing implant. Before NeoCart is implanted in a patient, the cell- and scaffold construct undergoes a bioengineering process in the Company’s Tissue Engineering Processor (TEP). The Company has operations in the United States and Israel.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Company Profile
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development of its specialty pharmaceutical products. The Company is developing various products in the allergy and respiratory markets, including a dry powder inhaler technology that it acquired from 3M Company (3M). The Company’s product portfolio includes specialty pharmaceutical products, such as Epinephrine pre-filled syringe (PFS), APC-5000 dry powder inhaler (DPI), APC-1000 and APC-2000, and biotechnology products, such as TeloB-VAX (vaccine), APC-100, APC-200 and APC-300. The Company’s lead product candidate, the Epinephrine Injection USP 1:1000 0.3 milligram Pre-filled Single Dose Syringe, or the Epinephrine PFS, is a pre-filled syringe designed to deliver a premeasured 0.3 milligrams dose of epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis. The Company also has licensed vaccine technology called somatic transgene immunization (STI) technology.
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