Syneos Health (NASDAQ:SYNH) and HedgePath Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:HPPI) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Syneos Health and HedgePath Pharmaceuticals’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Syneos Health||$2.67 billion||1.97||-$138.46 million||$1.94||26.29|
|HedgePath Pharmaceuticals||N/A||N/A||-$5.10 million||N/A||N/A|
HedgePath Pharmaceuticals has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Syneos Health.
Risk and Volatility
Syneos Health has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HedgePath Pharmaceuticals has a beta of -5.21, suggesting that its share price is 621% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Syneos Health and HedgePath Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Syneos Health and HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Syneos Health presently has a consensus price target of $54.60, indicating a potential upside of 7.06%. Given Syneos Health’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Syneos Health is more favorable than HedgePath Pharmaceuticals.
Syneos Health beats HedgePath Pharmaceuticals on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Syneos Health
Syneos Health, Inc. operates as an integrated biopharmaceutical solutions company in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through two segments, Clinical Solutions and Commercial Solutions. The Clinical Solutions segment offers various clinical development services spanning Phase I to Phase IV, including full-service global studies, as well as unbundled service offerings, such as clinical monitoring, investigator recruitment, patient recruitment, data management, and study startup to assist customers with drug development process. The Commercial Solutions segment provides commercialization services, including outsourced field selling solutions, medication adherence, communications, and consulting services. Its customers include small, mid-sized, and large companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Syneos Health, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with Elligo Health Research. The company was formerly known as INC Research Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Syneos Health, Inc. in January 2018. Syneos Health, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
About HedgePath Pharmaceuticals
HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for patients with cancers in the United States. It primarily focuses on the development of therapies for skin, lung, and prostate cancers. The company's Hedgehog signaling pathway is a primary regulator of cellular processes in vertebrates, including stem cell maintenance, cell differentiation, tissue polarity, and cell proliferation. It is conducting an open-label Phase II (b) clinical trial for studying the effect of SUBA-Itraconazole oral capsules in patients with basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome. SUBA-Itraconazole is a patented and proprietary itraconazole formulation that enhances the absorption of itraconazole to enhance the bioavailability of orally administered drugs that are poorly soluble. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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