Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KOOL) and Vitae Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VTAE) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
This table compares Cesca Therapeutics and Vitae Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings for Cesca Therapeutics and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
3.0% of Cesca Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of Vitae Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Cesca Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.8% of Vitae Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Cesca Therapeutics and Vitae Pharmaceuticals’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cesca Therapeutics||$14.52 million||2.25||-$29.09 million||($0.91)||-3.59|
Vitae Pharmaceuticals has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cesca Therapeutics. Vitae Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cesca Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Cesca Therapeutics beats Vitae Pharmaceuticals on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cesca Therapeutics Company Profile
Cesca Therapeutics Inc. is clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company develops and markets integrated cellular therapies and delivery systems. The Company is engaged in developing and manufacturing of automated blood and bone marrow processing systems that enable the separation, processing and preservation of cell and tissue therapy products. The Company focuses on the business of research, development and commercialization of autologous cell-based therapeutics for use in the regenerative medicine industry. The Company’s therapeutic development initiatives focuses on the fields of cardiovascular medicine and orthopedic regeneration. The Company offers a range of products, such as SurgWerks System, CellWerks System, AutoXpress System (AXP), MarrowXpress System (MXP), BioArchive System, and manual bag sets for use in the processing and cryogenic storage of cord blood.
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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