Comparing Ablynx (ABLYF) and ADMA Biologics (ADMA)

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Ablynx (NASDAQ: ADMA) and ADMA Biologics (NASDAQ:ADMA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Ablynx and ADMA Biologics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ablynx 0 0 1 0 3.00
ADMA Biologics 0 0 5 0 3.00

Ablynx presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 48.65%. ADMA Biologics has a consensus target price of $9.50, indicating a potential upside of 50.79%. Given ADMA Biologics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ADMA Biologics is more favorable than Ablynx.

Risk & Volatility

Ablynx has a beta of 6.59, suggesting that its stock price is 559% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ADMA Biologics has a beta of 2.35, suggesting that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ablynx and ADMA Biologics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ablynx N/A N/A N/A
ADMA Biologics -119.34% -89.78% -29.51%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.4% of ADMA Biologics shares are held by institutional investors. 16.9% of ADMA Biologics shares are held 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 Ablynx and ADMA Biologics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ablynx $62.73 million 60.74 -$122.67 million ($1.97) -25.70
ADMA Biologics $22.76 million 12.83 -$43.75 million ($1.91) -3.30

ADMA Biologics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ablynx. Ablynx is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ADMA Biologics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

ADMA Biologics beats Ablynx on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ablynx Company Profile

Ablynx NV, a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company, develops treatments for a range of therapeutic indications. The company develops Nanobodies that are proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments for the treatment of inflammation, hematology, immuno-oncology, oncology, and respiratory diseases. Its clinical programs include caplacizumab, an anti-von Willebrand Factor Nanobody that has completed Phase III clinical trial to treat acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; ALX-0171, which is in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection; and Vobarilizumab, an anti-IL-6R Nanobody that has completed Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in Phase II clinical trial to treat systemic lupus erythematosus. The company also develops ALX-0761, which is in Phase Ib clinical trial for the treatment of psoriasis, as well as various auto-immune disorders; Anti-VEGF/Ang2 Nanobody that is in Phase I clinical trial for patients with solid tumors; Anti-CX3CR1 Nanobody, which is in Phase I clinical trial for treating chronic kidney diseases; ozoralizumab, which has completed Phase I/IIa clinical trial for the treatment of auto-immune disorders with focus on rheumatoid arthritis; and ALX-0141, a trivalent Nanobody for the treatment of bone-loss related disorders comprising osteoporosis and bone metastasis, as well as completed a Phase I study in post-menopausal women. Ablynx NV has collaboration and alliance agreements with Merck & Co., Inc., AbbVie, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Merck KGaA, Eddingpharm, Novo Nordisk A/S, Novartis Pharma AG, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Sanofi S.A. The company was formerly known as MatchX and changed its name to Ablynx NV in June 2002. Ablynx NV was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium.

ADMA Biologics Company Profile

ADMA Biologics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty plasma-derived biologics for the treatment of immune deficiencies and infectious diseases. Its lead product candidate is RI-002 derived from human plasma, which has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of primary immune deficiency disease. The company also operates source plasma collection facilities in Norcross and Marietta, Georgia. In Addition, the company offers Nabi-HB for the treatment of acute exposure; and Bivigam for the treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiency. It distributes its products through independent distributors, sales agents, specialty pharmacies, and others. The ADMA Biologics, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey.

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