Mateon Therapeutics (OTCMKTS: MATN) and Sevion Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:SVON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mateon Therapeutics and Sevion Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mateon Therapeutics N/A N/A -$13.65 million ($0.55) -0.37
Sevion Therapeutics $80,000.00 253.24 -$5.79 million ($0.24) -1.64

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

Profitability

This table compares Mateon Therapeutics and Sevion Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mateon Therapeutics N/A -210.82% -175.67%
Sevion Therapeutics N/A -264.80% -81.73%

Volatility and Risk

Mateon Therapeutics has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sevion Therapeutics has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Mateon Therapeutics and Sevion Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mateon Therapeutics 0 1 3 0 2.75
Sevion Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mateon Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $1.75, suggesting a potential upside of 753.66%. Given Mateon Therapeutics’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mateon Therapeutics is more favorable than Sevion Therapeutics.

About Mateon Therapeutics

Mateon Therapeutics, Inc., formerly OXiGENE, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of vascular disrupting agents (VDAs) for the treatment of cancer. The Company is engaged in developing two clinical stage investigational drugs: VDAs-CA4P and OXi4503. Its lead compound is CA4P, which is also known as combretastatin A4-phosphate, fosbretabulin tromethamine, fosbretabulin and ZYBRESTAT. VDAs selectively targets the vasculature of cancer tumors and obstructs a tumor’s blood supply without disrupting the blood supply to normal tissues. VDAs are in a class of drugs called vascular targeted therapies (VTTs), which also includes anti-angiogenic agents (AAs). CA4P is a reversible tubulin binding agent that selectively targets the endothelial cells that make up the blood vessel walls in solid tumors. The Company is pursuing the development of a product candidate, OXi4503, which is a dual-mechanism VDA.

About Sevion Therapeutics

Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. is a development-stage biotech company. The Company is engaged in building and developing a portfolio of therapeutics, from both internal discovery and acquisition, for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. The Company is engaged in the development and licensing of technology to discover and engineer monoclonal antibodies. The Company’s product candidates are derived from multiple technology platforms, such as cell-based arrayed antibody discovery, ultralong antibody scaffolds and Chimerasome nanocages. The Company has various antibodies in its preclinical pipeline. The Company’s antibody therapeutic candidates target the potassium channel, voltage dependent (Kv1.3) ion channel, which is essential in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Other antibodies in its pipeline target cell surface molecules involved in cancer progression.

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