NephroGenex (OTCMKTS: NRXGQ) and Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares NephroGenex and Mylan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NephroGenex N/A -211.97% -105.90%
Mylan 7.28% 20.63% 7.19%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for NephroGenex and Mylan, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NephroGenex 0 0 1 0 3.00
Mylan 0 7 10 0 2.59

NephroGenex presently has a consensus price target of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 624,900.00%. Mylan has a consensus price target of $40.96, suggesting a potential upside of 9.60%. Given NephroGenex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe NephroGenex is more favorable than Mylan.

Volatility & Risk

NephroGenex has a beta of -0.98, indicating that its share price is 198% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mylan has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NephroGenex and Mylan’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NephroGenex N/A N/A N/A ($2.32) 0.00
Mylan $11.08 billion 1.81 $480.00 million $1.61 23.21

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.9% of Mylan shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Mylan shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Mylan beats NephroGenex on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

NephroGenex Company Profile

NephroGenex, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of therapeutics to treat kidney disease. The Company has paused the clinical program of its product candidate, oral Pyridorin, for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. The Company was primarily focused on the Phase III Pyridorin program, and other planned clinical and nonclinical studies and other work needed to submit Pyridorin for acute kidney injury (AKI), as well as the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in patients with Type II diabetes for regulatory approval in the United States and Europe. The Company has not generated any revenues.

Mylan Company Profile

Mylan N.V. is a global pharmaceutical company. The Company develops, licenses, manufactures, markets and distributes generic and branded generic products for resale by others; specialty pharmaceuticals, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It operates through two segments: Generics and Specialty. Its Generics segment primarily develops, manufactures, sells and distributes generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream or ointment form, as well as API. Its Specialty segment is focused on respiratory and allergy therapies. The EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, is an epinephrine auto-injector. Its Perforomist Inhalation Solution is a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) patients. The Company also markets ULTIVA, which is an analgesic agent.

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