Alexza Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS: ALXA) and Albireo Pharma (NASDAQ:ALBO) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Alexza Pharmaceuticals and Albireo Pharma’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Albireo Pharma||$11.36 million||34.20||-$4.03 million||$2.17||16.50|
This table compares Alexza Pharmaceuticals and Albireo Pharma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
23.9% of Albireo Pharma shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Albireo Pharma shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Alexza Pharmaceuticals and Albireo Pharma, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Albireo Pharma has a consensus price target of $66.67, indicating a potential upside of 86.17%.
Albireo Pharma beats Alexza Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alexza Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of products for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions. The Company’s product candidates are based on the Staccato system technology. Its product candidates in development include AZ-002, which contains alprazolam as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) is developed for the management of patients with acute repetitive seizures, and AZ-007, which contains zaleplon as API is developed for the treatment of insomnia in patients who have difficulty falling asleep, including those patients with middle of the night awakening having difficulty falling back asleep. Its product also includes ADASUVE, which contains loxapine as API is developed for the treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It has initiated a Phase IIa proof-of-concept study for AZ-002 in patients with epilepsy and has completed Phase I testing for AZ-007.
Albireo Pharma Company Profile
Biodel Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of treatments for diabetes. The Company is engaged in developing product candidates by applying its formulation technologies to existing drugs. The Company is engaged in developing room temperature stable glucagon presentations for use as a rescue treatment for diabetes patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia. It also develops insulin formulations for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients. Its product pipeline includes RHI-based Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin, Analog-based Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin, Concentrated Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin and Glucagon. The Company’s BIOD-531 is a Concentrated Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin and its insulin analog-based ultra-rapid-acting insulin product candidates include BIOD-123, BIOD-531, BIOD-238 and BIOD-250. It also conducts pre-clinical testing to develop liquid formulations of glucagon for hypoglycemic rescue and other indications.
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