Myovant Sciences (NYSE: MYOV) and Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SYRS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Myovant Sciences and Syros Pharmaceuticals’ gross 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||($1.96)||-7.58|
|Syros Pharmaceuticals||$320,000.00||1,014.99||-$47.74 million||($1.74)||-5.80|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Myovant Sciences and Syros Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Myovant Sciences presently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 51.52%. Syros Pharmaceuticals has a consensus target price of $23.83, suggesting a potential upside of 136.22%. Given Syros Pharmaceuticals’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Syros Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Myovant Sciences.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
79.2% of Myovant Sciences shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of Syros Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Myovant Sciences shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 33.6% of Syros Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Myovant Sciences and Syros Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Syros Pharmaceuticals beats Myovant Sciences on 9 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 Syros Pharmaceuticals
Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company offers a gene control platform designed to analyze the unexploited region of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in human disease tissue to identify and drug targets linked to genomically defined patient populations. The Company is focused on developing treatments for cancer and immune-mediated diseases and is building a pipeline of gene control medicines. The Company’s drug programs include SY-1425 (retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARa) agonist) and SY-1365 (cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7) inhibitor). SY-1425 (tamibarotene) is an oral, potent and selective agonist, or activator, of the transcription factor RARa. SY-1365 is a small molecule inhibitor of the transcriptional kinase known as CDK7. The Company is using its platform to analyze gene expression programs across additional cancers, inflammatory diseases and other diseases to identify optimal points of therapeutic intervention in specific subsets of patients.
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