AzurRx BioPharma (AZRX) and XenoPort (XNPT) Head to Head Analysis

XenoPort (NASDAQ: XNPT) and AzurRx BioPharma (NASDAQ:AZRX) are both pharmaceuticals – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares XenoPort and AzurRx BioPharma’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XenoPort N/A N/A N/A ($1.21) N/A
AzurRx BioPharma N/A N/A -$14.59 million ($1.44) -2.15

AzurRx BioPharma is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than XenoPort, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for XenoPort and AzurRx BioPharma, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XenoPort 0 0 0 0 N/A
AzurRx BioPharma 0 0 1 0 3.00

AzurRx BioPharma has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 158.06%.

Profitability

This table compares XenoPort and AzurRx BioPharma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XenoPort -103.12% -414.36% -37.19%
AzurRx BioPharma N/A -470.85% -205.40%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.2% of AzurRx BioPharma shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of AzurRx BioPharma shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AzurRx BioPharma beats XenoPort on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About XenoPort

XenoPort, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on commercializing HORIZANT (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended-Release Tablets in the United States. The Company’s segment is the development and commercialization of product candidates for the treatment of neurological and other disorders. Its development-stage product candidates include XP23829, XP21279 and arbaclofen placarbil. HORIZANT has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate-to-severe primary restless legs syndrome in adults and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia in adults. XP23829 is a fumaric acid ester compound and a prodrug of metabolite monomethyl fumarate being developed for the treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis and/or patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. XP21279 is a Transported Prodrug of levodopa being developed for the treatment for patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

About AzurRx BioPharma

AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. is a clinical development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the research and development of non-systemic biologics for the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. The Company’s product pipeline consists of two therapeutic proteins, such as MS1819 and AZX1101. MS1819 is an acid-resistant secreted lipase produced by Yarrowia lipolytica, known as LIP2, that the Company is developing through recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and cystic fibrosis (CF). AZX1101 is a recombinant-lactamase combination of bacterial origin under development for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections by resistant bacterial strains induced by parenteral administration of b-lactam antibiotics (known as nosocomial infections), as well as the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).

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