Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ANIK) and Vitae Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VTAE) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Anika Therapeutics and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
84.5% of Anika Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of Vitae Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Anika Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of Vitae Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Anika Therapeutics and Vitae Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Anika Therapeutics has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vitae Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Anika Therapeutics and Vitae Pharmaceuticals’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Anika Therapeutics||$111.36 million||7.84||$56.02 million||$2.26||26.35|
Anika Therapeutics has higher revenue and earnings than Vitae Pharmaceuticals. Vitae Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Anika Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Anika Therapeutics beats Vitae Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Anika Therapeutics Company Profile
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. is an orthopedic medicines company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and commercializing products based on its hyaluronic acid (HA) technology. The Company’s orthopedic medicine portfolio includes ORTHOVISC, MONOVISC, and CINGAL, which alleviate pain and restore joint function by replenishing depleted HA, and HYALOFAST, a solid HA-based scaffold to aid cartilage repair and regeneration. The Company’s therapeutic offerings consist of products in the areas, including Orthobiologics, which includes viscosupplementation and regenerative orthopedic products; Dermal, which includes wound care products; Surgical, which includes products used to prevent post-surgical adhesions, and Other, which includes the Company’s ophthalmic and veterinary products. The Company also offers products made from HA based on two other technologies: HYAFF, which is a solid form of HA, and ACP gel, an autocross-linked polymer of HA.
Vitae Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs for diseases. It is engaged in developing a portfolio of product candidates through Contour, its structure-based drug discovery platform. The Company’s product candidates include VTP- 43742 for the treatment of psoriasis, as well as multiple other autoimmune disorders. The Company completed approximately two Phase I studies with VTP-43742. Its VTP-38543, a second product candidate is in a Phase IIa proof-of-concept clinical trial for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Its VTP-36951 is for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, or Alzheimer’s. VTP-43742, the Company’s wholly owned clinical candidate in an on-going Phase IIa proof-of-concept trial in psoriasis, is an orally active small molecule inhibitor of Retinoic acid-receptor (RAR)-Related Orphan Receptor gamma-t (RORgt) activity for the treatment of various autoimmune disorders.
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