Theravance Biopharma (TBPHV) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Head to Head Analysis

Theravance Biopharma (NASDAQ: TBPHV) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.


Johnson & Johnson pays an annual dividend of $3.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Theravance Biopharma does not pay a dividend. Johnson & Johnson pays out 56.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Johnson & Johnson has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Theravance Biopharma and Johnson & Johnson, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Theravance Biopharma 1 0 0 0 1.00
Johnson & Johnson 4 6 7 0 2.18

Theravance Biopharma presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.08%. Johnson & Johnson has a consensus price target of $133.06, suggesting a potential downside of 1.60%. Given Theravance Biopharma’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Theravance Biopharma is more favorable than Johnson & Johnson.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.9% of Johnson & Johnson shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Johnson & Johnson shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Theravance Biopharma and Johnson & Johnson’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Theravance Biopharma N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Johnson & Johnson $72.53 billion 5.00 $25.15 billion $5.92 22.84

Johnson & Johnson has higher revenue and earnings than Theravance Biopharma.


This table compares Theravance Biopharma and Johnson & Johnson’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Theravance Biopharma -1,889.06% -99.38% -46.98%
Johnson & Johnson 22.52% 26.76% 13.19%


Johnson & Johnson beats Theravance Biopharma on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Theravance Biopharma

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in creating medicines for patients suffering from serious illness. The Company operates in the segment of discovery (research), development and commercialization of human therapeutics. The Company’s pipeline of internally discovered product candidates includes medicines to address the unmet needs of patients being treated for serious conditions primarily in the acute care setting. Its commercial product VIBATIV (telavancin) is a once-daily dual-mechanism antibiotic approved in the United States and Europe for certain difficult-to-treat infections. Its Revefenacin (TD-4208) is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) being developed as a nebulized treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Its neprilysin (NEP) inhibitor program is designed to develop selective NEP inhibitors for the treatment of a range of cardiovascular and renal diseases.

About Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company, which is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Its primary focus is products related to human health and well-being. The Consumer segment includes a range of products used in the baby care, oral care, skin care, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, women’s health and wound care markets. The Pharmaceutical segment is focused on five therapeutic areas, including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, oncology, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The Medical Devices segment includes a range of products used in the orthopedic, surgery, cardiovascular, diabetes care and vision care fields. Its research facilities are located in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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