Myovant Sciences (NYSE: MYOV) and Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OCRX) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
This table compares Myovant Sciences and Ocera Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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79.2% of Myovant Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.7% of Ocera Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Myovant Sciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Ocera Therapeutics shares are held 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Myovant Sciences and Ocera Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Myovant Sciences currently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 79.86%. Ocera Therapeutics has a consensus target price of $4.19, suggesting a potential upside of 133.94%. Given Ocera Therapeutics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ocera Therapeutics is more favorable than Myovant Sciences.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Myovant Sciences and Ocera Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Myovant Sciences||N/A||N/A||-$83.44 million||($1.41)||-8.87|
|Ocera Therapeutics||$610,000.00||77.79||-$26.89 million||($0.97)||-1.85|
Ocera Therapeutics has higher revenue and earnings than Myovant Sciences. Myovant Sciences is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ocera Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Ocera Therapeutics beats Myovant Sciences on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Myovant Sciences
Myovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies for women’s health diseases and other endocrine-related disorders. Its main product candidate is Relugolix. Relugolix is an oral, once-daily, small molecule that acts as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist that binds to and inhibits receptors in the anterior pituitary gland. Inhibition of GnRH receptors decreases the release of the gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone, or LH, and follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, thereby decreasing the down-stream production of estrogen and progesterone by the ovaries in women and testosterone by the testes in men. It is advancing relugolix for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids, endometriosis-associated pain and prostate cancer. It intends to develop its second product candidate, RVT-602, for the treatment of female infertility as part of assisted reproduction.
About Ocera Therapeutics
Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acute and chronic orphan liver diseases. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of its clinical candidate, OCR-002, for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). OCR-002 is a molecule, ornithine phenylacetate, which functions as an ammonia scavenger. It is conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled double blind Phase IIb clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous administration of OCR-002 IV formulation in reducing the severity of HE symptoms among HE patients. The Company also conducted a Phase IIa investigator-sponsored trial of OCR-002 in Spain in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding associated with liver cirrhosis. It is developing an oral form of OCR-002 to provide continuity of care for HE patients, where the intravenous form is used for hospital-based acute care and the oral form for chronic maintenance care post discharge.
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