Zai Lab (ZLAB) vs. AVEO Pharmaceuticals (AVEO) Head-To-Head Analysis

Zai Lab (NASDAQ: ZLAB) and AVEO Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVEO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Zai Lab and AVEO Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zai Lab 0 1 2 0 2.67
AVEO Pharmaceuticals 0 0 4 0 3.00

Zai Lab presently has a consensus price target of $37.00, indicating a potential upside of 82.72%. AVEO Pharmaceuticals has a consensus price target of $4.17, indicating a potential upside of 36.61%. Given Zai Lab’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Zai Lab is more favorable than AVEO Pharmaceuticals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Zai Lab and AVEO Pharmaceuticals’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zai Lab N/A N/A -$37.51 million N/A N/A
AVEO Pharmaceuticals $2.52 million 143.20 -$26.88 million ($0.71) -4.30

AVEO Pharmaceuticals has higher revenue and earnings than Zai Lab.

Profitability

This table compares Zai Lab and AVEO Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zai Lab N/A N/A N/A
AVEO Pharmaceuticals -972.31% N/A -80.17%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.9% of Zai Lab shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.2% of AVEO Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of AVEO Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AVEO Pharmaceuticals beats Zai Lab on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zai Lab

Zai Lab Ltd, incorporated on March 28, 2017, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering or licensing, developing and commercializing proprietary therapeutics that address areas of large unmet medical need in the China market, including in the fields of oncology, autoimmune and infectious diseases. The Company has a broad pipeline of proprietary drug candidates that range from discovery stage to late-stage clinical programs. These include three drug candidates with greater China rights and three drug candidates with global rights. The greater China rights drug candidates include Niraparib (ZL-2306), Omadacycline (ZL-2401) and ZL-2301. The global rights drug candidates include Fugan (ZL-3101), ZL-2302 and ZL-1101.

About AVEO Pharmaceuticals

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s platform delivers insights into cancer and related disease. The Company’s product candidates include Tivozanib, Ficlatuzumab, AV-203 and AV-380. Tivozanib is a selective long half-life vascular endothelial growth factor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (VEGF TKI) that inhibits over three VEGF receptors. Tivozanib is designed to optimize VEGF blockade while minimizing off-target toxicities. Ficlatuzumab is a Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) inhibitory antibody. AV-203 is an anti-ErbB3 monoclonal antibody with ErbB3 affinity. Its preclinical studies suggest that neuregulin1 (NRG1) levels predict AV-203 antitumor activity in preclinical models. AV-380 is a humanized Immunoglobulin G 1 (IgG1) inhibitory monoclonal antibody. AV-380 targets growth differentiating factor 15 (GDF15).

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