Iqvia (NYSE: IQV) and Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INFI) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Iqvia and Infinity Pharmaceuticals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Iqvia||$6.88 billion||2.90||$115.00 million||$0.29||331.22|
|Infinity Pharmaceuticals||$18.72 million||5.34||-$30.10 million||($1.15)||-1.71|
Iqvia has higher revenue and earnings than Infinity Pharmaceuticals. Infinity Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Iqvia, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
95.8% of Iqvia shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of Infinity Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Iqvia shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of Infinity Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings for Iqvia and Infinity Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Iqvia presently has a consensus target price of $109.56, suggesting a potential upside of 14.07%. Given Iqvia’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Iqvia is more favorable than Infinity Pharmaceuticals.
This table compares Iqvia and Infinity Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Iqvia has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infinity Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.82, meaning that its share price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Iqvia beats Infinity Pharmaceuticals on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
IQVIA Holdings Inc., formerly Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services. The Company operates through segments, including Commercial Solutions; Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offerings include national information offerings, sub-national information offerings, technology solutions, and workflow analytics and consulting services. The Research & Development Solutions segment provides biopharmaceutical development services. It offers project management and clinical monitoring, clinical trial support services, Q2 solutions, and strategic planning and design. The Integrated Engagement Services segment offerings include healthcare provider engagement services, patient engagement services, and scientific strategy and medical affairs services. The Company has its operations in the Americas, Europe and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.
About Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and delivery of medicines to treat diseases. The Company develops small molecule drugs that target disease pathways for potential applications in oncology. Its product candidate is duvelisib, also known as IPI-145, is an oral, dual-inhibitor of the delta and gamma isoforms of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K), for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, or blood cancers. The Company is also developing IPI-549, which is an orally administered, clinical-stage, immuno-oncology product candidate that selectively inhibits the gamma isoform of PI3K. In addition to duvelisib, the Company focuses to generate new product candidates for potential investigation in oncology. The Company also focuses on developing DYNAMO, CONTEMPO, BRAVURA, FRESCO, DYNAMO+R, DUO, SYNCHRONY and Duvelisib + Venetoclax.
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