Synlogic (SYBX) versus Baxalta (BXLT) Head to Head Survey

Synlogic (NASDAQ: SYBX) and Baxalta (NYSE:BXLT) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synlogic N/A -50.19% -46.76%
Baxalta 9.37% 14.28% 4.62%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.2% of Synlogic shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.6% of Synlogic shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Synlogic and Baxalta’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synlogic N/A N/A -$26.26 million ($9.43) -1.01
Baxalta N/A N/A N/A $1.19 N/A

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Synlogic and Baxalta, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synlogic 0 1 3 0 2.75
Baxalta 0 0 0 0 N/A

Synlogic presently has a consensus price target of $18.75, indicating a potential upside of 96.54%.

Summary

Baxalta beats Synlogic on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Synlogic Company Profile

Synlogic, Inc., formerly Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., is engaged in the development of a novel class of living treatments, Synthetic Biotic medicines. The Company uses its proprietary Synthetic Biotic development platform. Its pipeline includes Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of rare genetic diseases, such as Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) and Phenylketonuria (PKU). It is also focused on Synthetic Biotic medicines to address other conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease , cancer and metabolic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity. The Company’s synthetic biotic medicines leverages the tools and principles of synthetic biology to genetically reengineer probiotic microbes to perform or deliver critical functions missing or damaged due to disease. The Company’s pipeline includes synthetic biotic medicines for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). It is developing SYNB1020 for the treatment of UCD and HE. It is developing SYNB1618 for the treatment of PKU.

Baxalta Company Profile

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.

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