Contrasting Juniper Pharmaceuticals (JNP) and TESARO (TSRO)

Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JNP) and TESARO (NASDAQ:TSRO) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.6% of Juniper Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of Juniper Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 33.7% of TESARO shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Juniper Pharmaceuticals and TESARO, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Juniper Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
TESARO 0 16 5 0 2.24

TESARO has a consensus target price of $72.22, suggesting a potential downside of 3.65%. Given TESARO’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TESARO is more favorable than Juniper Pharmaceuticals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Juniper Pharmaceuticals and TESARO’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Juniper Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TESARO $223.33 million 18.48 -$496.12 million ($9.17) -8.17

Juniper Pharmaceuticals has higher earnings, but lower revenue than TESARO.

Profitability

This table compares Juniper Pharmaceuticals and TESARO’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Juniper Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A
TESARO -295.67% -1,209.72% -83.34%

About Juniper Pharmaceuticals

Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a diversified healthcare company, focuses on developing novel intra-vaginal therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women's health. It operates in two segments, Product and Service. The company develops its products utilizing its proprietary drug delivery technologies, which include bioadhesive delivery system, a polymer designed to adhere to epithelial surfaces or mucosa to achieve sustained and controlled delivery of active drug product; and a novel intravaginal ring technology. Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. markets Crinone, a progesterone bioadhesive vaginal gel for progesterone supplementation or replacement as part of an assisted reproductive technology treatment for infertile women with progesterone deficiency. Its product candidates include JNP-0101, which is designed to deliver oxybutynin for the treatment of overactive bladder in women; JNP-0201, which contains natural progesterone and estradiol to be used for hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women; and JNP-0301, a natural progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervical length. The company offers pharmaceutical product development; clinical trial manufacturing; and analytical and consulting services. Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Merck KGaA and Allergan, as well as patent license agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital. The company was formerly known as Columbia Laboratories, Inc. and changed its name to Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in April 2015. Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

About TESARO

Tesaro, Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, identifies, acquires, develops, and commercializes cancer therapeutics and oncology supportive care products in the United States. It offers ZEJULA (niraparib), an orally active and potent poly polymerase inhibitor for the maintenance treatment of women with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer; and VARUBI (rolapitant), a neurokinin-1, or NK-1, receptor antagonist for the prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. The company also develops Niraparib for the treatment of various tumors. In addition, it is developing immunotherapy antibody product candidates, including TSR-042, which is in a phase I clinical trial targeting programmed cell death protein 1; TSR-022 that is in phase I clinical trial targeting T-cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain-3; and TSR-033, an antibody candidate, which is in phase I clinical trial targeting lymphocyte-activation gene-3. The company has collaboration and exclusive license agreement with AnaptysBio, Inc., as well as collaboration agreements with Janssen Biotech, Inc., Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Zai Lab (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd., Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V., and Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd., as well as Genentech. Tesaro, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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