Analyzing Baxalta (BXLT) and Mediwound (MDWD)

Baxalta (NYSE: BXLT) and Mediwound (NASDAQ:MDWD) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Baxalta and Mediwound, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baxalta 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mediwound 0 0 5 0 3.00

Mediwound has a consensus price target of $9.80, indicating a potential upside of 122.73%. Given Mediwound’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mediwound is more favorable than Baxalta.

Profitability

This table compares Baxalta and Mediwound’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baxalta 9.37% 14.28% 4.62%
Mediwound -904.26% -246.58% -39.43%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Baxalta and Mediwound’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Baxalta N/A N/A N/A $1.19 38.67
Mediwound $1.56 million 76.29 -$18.88 million ($0.64) -6.88

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

Dividends

Baxalta pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Mediwound does not pay a dividend. Baxalta pays out 23.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Baxalta has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.5% of Mediwound shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Baxalta beats Mediwound on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Baxalta

Baxalta Incorporated (Baxalta) is a biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of differentiated therapies that seek to address medical needs across various disease areas, including hemophilia, immunology and oncology. Baxalta’s categories of products include Hemophilia products, such as Advate, Adynovate, Recombinate, Hemofil M, Immunate, Immunine, Rixubis and Prothromplex Total; Inhibitor Therapies products, including FEIBA and OBIZUR; Immunoglobulin Therapies products, which include GAMMAGARD LIQUID/KIOVIG, HYQVIA, GAMMAGARD S/D and SUBCUVIA; BioTherapeutics products, including FLEXBUMIN, BUMINATE, ARALAST NP, GLASSIA NP and CEPROTIN, and Oncology product, such as ONCASPAR. Baxalta Company develops, manufactures and markets a portfolio of treatments for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, immune deficiencies, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, burns and shock, and other chronic and acute medical conditions, as well as oncology treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

About Mediwound

MediWound Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on developing, manufacturing and commercializing therapeutics products in the fields of severe burns, chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds, connective tissue disorders and other indications. The Company’s product, NexoBrid, is indicated for the removal of dead or damaged tissue, known as eschar, in adults with deep partial- and full-thickness thermal burns, also referred to as severe burns. The Company sells NexoBrid in Europe and Israel. NexoBrid is a topically-applied product that removes eschar in four hours without harming the surrounding healthy tissues. Its product, EscharEx, is a topical biological drug, which is being developed for debridement of chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds. NexoBrid and EscharEx are based on its proteolytic enzyme technology. The Company is also developing an injectable product based on its proteolytic enzyme technology for connective tissue pathologies and indications.

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