Dimension Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DMTX) and Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Dimension Therapeutics and Capricor Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dimension Therapeutics||$11.47 million||13.08||-$49.00 million||($2.23)||-2.67|
|Capricor Therapeutics||$4.00 million||10.35||-$18.80 million||($0.66)||-2.44|
This table compares Dimension Therapeutics and Capricor Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.3% of Dimension Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of Capricor Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Dimension Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.5% of Capricor Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Dimension Therapeutics and Capricor Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Dimension Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $5.08, indicating a potential downside of 14.59%. Capricor Therapeutics has a consensus price target of $4.33, indicating a potential upside of 168.63%. Given Capricor Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Capricor Therapeutics is more favorable than Dimension Therapeutics.
Capricor Therapeutics beats Dimension Therapeutics on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Dimension Therapeutics Company Profile
Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. is a gene therapy company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing therapeutic products for people living with rare diseases associated with the liver and caused by genetic mutations. It has programs for hemophilia B, hemophilia A, ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency, and glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSDIa). The Company’s gene therapy product candidates and programs are designed to provide a functional copy of an abnormal or missing gene using the advanced adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based vector delivery technology. DTX101 is the Company’s lead gene therapy product candidate designed to deliver Factor IX (FIX), gene expression in patients with hemophilia B. DTX201 is its Factor VIII (FVIII) gene therapy program for the treatment of hemophilia A. DTX301 is its gene therapy product candidate designed for the treatment of patients with OTC deficiency. DTX401 is its gene therapy program for the treatment of patients with GSDIa.
Capricor Therapeutics Company Profile
Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. The Company focuses on discovering, developing and commercializing regenerative medicine and large molecule products for the treatment of disease, with a primary focus on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including orphan indications. Its product candidate, CAP-1002, a cardiosphere-derived cell product, is being tested in the ALLSTAR Phase II clinical study on patients having suffered a myocardial infarction (MI), while the DYNAMIC clinical study is testing CAP-1002 in patients in the advanced-stage of heart failure. CAP-1002 is also being tested in the HOPE-Duchenne Phase I/II clinical study for use in connection with Duchenne muscular dystrophy-related cardiomyopathy. Cenderitide, a dual receptor natriuretic peptide agonist, is being tested in a Phase II clinical study. Exosomes are nano-sized, membrane-enclosed vesicles.
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