Head to Head Review: Albany Molecular Research (AMRI) versus Prosensa (RNA)

Albany Molecular Research (NASDAQ: AMRI) and Prosensa (NASDAQ:RNA) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.1% of Albany Molecular Research shares are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of Albany Molecular Research shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Albany Molecular Research and Prosensa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Albany Molecular Research -5.93% -13.39% -3.42%
Prosensa N/A -72.90% -57.94%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Albany Molecular Research and Prosensa’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Albany Molecular Research N/A N/A N/A ($1.43) -15.20
Prosensa N/A N/A N/A ($0.50) -37.30

Prosensa is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albany Molecular Research, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Albany Molecular Research and Prosensa, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Albany Molecular Research 0 4 0 0 2.00
Prosensa 0 0 0 0 N/A

Albany Molecular Research presently has a consensus target price of $18.00, indicating a potential downside of 17.20%. Given Albany Molecular Research’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Albany Molecular Research is more favorable than Prosensa.


Albany Molecular Research beats Prosensa on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Albany Molecular Research Company Profile

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is a contract research and manufacturing company. The Company operates through Discovery and Development Services (DDS), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Drug Product (DP) and Fine Chemicals (FC) segments. The DDS segment includes activities, such as drug lead discovery, optimization, drug development and small scale commercial manufacturing. The API segment includes pilot to commercial scale manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates. The DP segment includes pre-formulation, formulation and process development through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized sterile injectable products and ophthalmic formulations. The FC segment includes lab to commercial scale synthesis of reagents and diverse compounds. It supplies a range of services and technologies supporting the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, the manufacturing of API and drug product for new and generic drugs.

Prosensa Company Profile

Prosensa Holding N.V., formerly Prosensa Holding B.V., is a biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of ribonucleic acid-modulating (RNA)-modulating, therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. The Company’s primary focus is on rare neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders with a large unmet medical need, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s disease. The Company’s clinical portfolio of RNA-based product candidates is focused on the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The Company’s platform technology allows the development of RNA-modulating therapeutics that either interferes with splicing (exon skipping, exon inclusion, or splice mutation correction), remove mutant RNA, or block RNA expression, for different indications.

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