Reviewing Dr.Reddy's Laboratories (RDY) & Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD)

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) and Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dr.Reddy's Laboratories and Amicus Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dr.Reddy's Laboratories $2.17 billion 2.61 $186.00 million $0.93 36.68
Amicus Therapeutics $4.96 million 493.45 -$200.04 million ($1.83) -8.04

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories has higher revenue and earnings than Amicus Therapeutics. Amicus Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dr.Reddy's Laboratories, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Dr.Reddy's Laboratories and Amicus Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dr.Reddy's Laboratories 1 1 2 0 2.25
Amicus Therapeutics 0 1 6 0 2.86

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories presently has a consensus target price of $30.51, suggesting a potential downside of 10.55%. Amicus Therapeutics has a consensus target price of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of 32.47%. Given Amicus Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Amicus Therapeutics is more favorable than Dr.Reddy's Laboratories.

Profitability

This table compares Dr.Reddy's Laboratories and Amicus Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dr.Reddy's Laboratories 6.95% 8.79% 4.89%
Amicus Therapeutics -1,092.37% -63.54% -23.46%

Dividends

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Amicus Therapeutics does not pay a dividend. Dr.Reddy's Laboratories pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories has a beta of 0.23, indicating that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amicus Therapeutics has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.0% of Dr.Reddy's Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Dr.Reddy's Laboratories shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.4% of Amicus Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories beats Amicus Therapeutics on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dr.Reddy's Laboratories Company Profile

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited is a pharmaceutical company that is engaged in providing medicines. The Company operates in three segments: Global Generics, Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients (PSAI), and Proprietary Products. The Global Generics segment includes manufacturing and marketing prescription and over-the-counter finished pharmaceutical products ready for consumption by the patient, marketed under a brand name (branded formulations) or as generic finished dosages with therapeutic equivalence to branded formulations (generics). PSAI segment includes the Company’s business of manufacturing and marketing active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates (API) or bulk drugs. Proprietary Products segment focuses on the research, development and manufacture of differentiated formulations and new chemical entities. These products fall within the dermatology and neurology therapeutic areas, and are marketed and sold through its subsidiary, Promius Pharma, LLC.

Amicus Therapeutics Company Profile

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of a set of treatments for patients living with devastating rare and orphan diseases. Its lead product, migalastat HCl is a small molecule that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease. Its pipeline also includes SD-101, which is a product candidate in late-stage development, as a potential first-to-market therapy for the chronic, rare connective tissue disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). It is also leveraging its Chaperone-Advanced Replacement Therapy (CHART) platform technologies to develop ERT products for Pompe disease, Fabry disease, and potentially other lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). The Company is also investigating preclinical and discovery programs in other rare and devastating diseases, including cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 (CDKL5) deficiency.

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