Cascadian Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CASC) and Uniqure (NASDAQ:QURE) are both small-cap medical 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Cascadian Therapeutics and Uniqure, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Volatility and Risk
Cascadian Therapeutics has a beta of 3.96, indicating that its stock price is 296% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uniqure has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Cascadian Therapeutics and Uniqure’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cascadian Therapeutics and Uniqure’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cascadian Therapeutics||N/A||N/A||-$57.70 million||($1.35)||-7.39|
|Uniqure||$25.10 million||23.81||-$73.37 million||($2.61)||-7.43|
Cascadian Therapeutics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Uniqure. Uniqure is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cascadian Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
80.4% of Cascadian Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.0% of Uniqure shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Cascadian Therapeutics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Uniqure shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Cascadian Therapeutics beats Uniqure on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cascadian Therapeutics
Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Oncothyreon Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development of therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company’s clinical-stage product candidate includes ONT-380, an orally active and selective small-molecule human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) 2 inhibitor. The Company’s ONT-10 is a therapeutic vaccine targeting the Mucin 1 peptide antigen (MUC1). The Company is engaged in developing preclinical product candidates in oncology using its Checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) kinase inhibitor and protocell technology. The Company completed the evaluation of approximately two dosing cohorts in its Phase Ib trial of ONT-10 in combination with the anti-CD27 T-cell agonist antibody varlilumab in collaboration with other company. The Company has completed Phase I trial of ONT-380, with both dose-escalation and expansion components. The Company has initiated Phase Ib trials of ONT-380.
Uniqure NV is a gene therapy company based in the Netherlands. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of single treatments with curative results for patients suffering from genetic and other severe diseases. The Company advances a focused pipeline of gene therapies that are developed both internally and through partnerships. The Company’s product candidates within the Core Program include AMT-061 for Hemophilia B, AMT-130 for Huntington’s disease and S100A1 for congestive heart failure. The Company, through its collaboration with Bristol Myers-Squibb (BMS), is focused on building a portfolio of gene therapies led by the S100A1 program for congestive heart failure.
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