Head-To-Head Survey: Histogenics Corporation (HSGX) & Theravance Biopharma (TBPH)

Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) and Theravance Biopharma (NASDAQ:TBPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Histogenics Corporation and Theravance Biopharma’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Histogenics Corporation N/A N/A -$25.96 million ($1.85) -1.15
Theravance Biopharma $31.36 million 59.15 -$211.25 million ($4.63) -7.44

Histogenics Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Theravance Biopharma. Theravance Biopharma is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Histogenics Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Histogenics Corporation has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Theravance Biopharma has a beta of 2.24, suggesting that its share price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Histogenics Corporation and Theravance Biopharma, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Histogenics Corporation 0 0 2 0 3.00
Theravance Biopharma 1 0 5 0 2.67

Histogenics Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 88.68%. Theravance Biopharma has a consensus price target of $43.00, suggesting a potential upside of 24.78%. Given Histogenics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Histogenics Corporation is more favorable than Theravance Biopharma.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.1% of Histogenics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.8% of Theravance Biopharma shares are held by institutional investors. 23.8% of Histogenics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Theravance Biopharma shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Histogenics Corporation and Theravance Biopharma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Histogenics Corporation N/A -440.61% -86.43%
Theravance Biopharma -742.59% -78.74% -43.79%

Histogenics Corporation Company Profile

Histogenics Corporation is a regenerative medicine company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products in the musculoskeletal segment of the marketplace. The Company’s product candidate, NeoCart utilizes various aspects of regenerative medicine platform to develop a tissue implant intended to treat tissue injury in the field of orthopedics, specifically cartilage damage in the knee. NeoCart is a cartilage-like implant created using a patient’s own cartilage cells through a series of tissue engineering processes. The patient’s cells are separated from a tissue biopsy specimen extracted from the patient and multiplied in its laboratory. The cells are then infused into its scaffold that provides structure for the developing implant. Before NeoCart is implanted in a patient, the cell- and scaffold construct undergoes a bioengineering process in the Company’s Tissue Engineering Processor (TEP). The Company has operations in the United States and Israel.

Theravance Biopharma Company Profile

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in creating medicines for patients suffering from serious illness. The Company operates in the segment of discovery (research), development and commercialization of human therapeutics. The Company’s pipeline of internally discovered product candidates includes medicines to address the unmet needs of patients being treated for serious conditions primarily in the acute care setting. Its commercial product VIBATIV (telavancin) is a once-daily dual-mechanism antibiotic approved in the United States and Europe for certain difficult-to-treat infections. Its Revefenacin (TD-4208) is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) being developed as a nebulized treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Its neprilysin (NEP) inhibitor program is designed to develop selective NEP inhibitors for the treatment of a range of cardiovascular and renal diseases.

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