Comparing Jaguar Health (JAGX) & Eiger Biopharmaceuticals (EIGR)

Jaguar Health (NASDAQ: JAGX) and Eiger Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:EIGR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Jaguar Health has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eiger Biopharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.92, meaning that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jaguar Health and Eiger Biopharmaceuticals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jaguar Health $140,000.00 96.02 -$14.73 million ($0.66) -0.22
Eiger Biopharmaceuticals N/A N/A -$47.08 million ($5.30) -1.55

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Jaguar Health and Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jaguar Health 0 0 2 0 3.00
Eiger Biopharmaceuticals 0 0 7 0 3.00

Jaguar Health currently has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,251.35%. Eiger Biopharmaceuticals has a consensus price target of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 253.66%. Given Jaguar Health’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Jaguar Health is more favorable than Eiger Biopharmaceuticals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.5% of Jaguar Health shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of Eiger Biopharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Jaguar Health shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 28.8% of Eiger Biopharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Jaguar Health and Eiger Biopharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jaguar Health -190.94% -17.50% -4.11%
Eiger Biopharmaceuticals N/A -169.16% -95.71%

Summary

Jaguar Health beats Eiger Biopharmaceuticals on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jaguar Health

Jaguar Health, Inc., formerly Jaguar Animal Health, Inc., is a natural-products pharmaceuticals company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing novel, sustainably derived gastrointestinal products for both human prescription use and animals on a global basis. The Company, through its subsidiary Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is focused on developing and commercializing proprietary human gastrointestinal pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas. Its Mytesi is an antidiarrheal indicated for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adult patients with human immunodeficiency virus HIV/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) on antiretroviral therapy. Its other products include Canalevia, Equilevia, Neonorm Calf and Neonorm Foal.

About Eiger Biopharmaceuticals

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Celladon Corporation, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of orphan diseases. Its pipeline includes Sarasar (lonafarnib) for hepatitis delta virus (HDV), exendin (9-39) for severe hypoglycemia, and Bestatin (ubenimex) for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and lymphedema. Lonafarnib is an orally active inhibitor of farnesyl transferase that inhibits the prenylation step of HDV replication inside liver cells and blocks the ability of the virus to multiply. It is conducting over three Phase II clinical trials, which include LOnafarnib With and without Ritonavir (LOWR) HDV-2 (Ankara, Turkey), LOWR HDV-3 (NIH) and LOWR HDV-4 (Hannover, Germany). Exendin is in Phase II clinical studies for the treatment of hypoglycemia associated with bariatric surgery. Ubenimex is in Phase II clinical studies for the treatment of PAH and lymphedema.

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