Contrasting Momenta Pharmaceuticals (MNTA) & Regenxbio (RGNX)

Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA) and Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.2% of Momenta Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.9% of Regenxbio shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Momenta Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of Regenxbio shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Regenxbio, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Momenta Pharmaceuticals 0 2 2 0 2.50
Regenxbio 1 2 4 0 2.43

Momenta Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, indicating a potential upside of 174.73%. Regenxbio has a consensus target price of $78.64, indicating a potential upside of 75.62%. Given Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Momenta Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Regenxbio.

Profitability

This table compares Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Regenxbio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Momenta Pharmaceuticals -158.21% -44.72% -34.10%
Regenxbio 44.30% 22.52% 21.31%

Volatility & Risk

Momenta Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regenxbio has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Regenxbio’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Momenta Pharmaceuticals $138.88 million 7.74 -$88.09 million ($1.20) -9.10
Regenxbio $10.39 million 154.47 -$73.16 million ($2.45) -18.28

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

Summary

Regenxbio beats Momenta Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on developing generic versions of complex drugs, biosimilars, and novel therapeutics for autoimmune diseases in the United States. The company's complex generics programs include Enoxaparin sodium injection, a generic version of Lovenox that is indicated for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis, as well as supports the treatment of acute coronary syndromes; GLATOPA, a generic version of once-daily COPAXONE for the treatment of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis; and GLATOPA, a generic product candidate for three-times-weekly COPAXONE. Its biosimilars programs comprise M923, a biosimilar of HUMIRA for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis; and M834, a biosimilar of ORENCIA for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, as well as other biosimilar candidates. The company's novel therapeutics programs include M254, a hyper-sialylated version of intravenous immunoglobulin to treat various inflammatory diseases, including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and multifocal motor neuropathy; M281, a fully-human anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn), aglycosylated immunoglobulin G (IgG1), and monoclonal antibody to reduce circulating IgG antibodies by blocking endogenous IgG recycling via FcRn; and M230, a recombinant trivalent human IgG1 Fc multimer to block tissue damage mediated by immune complexes. It has collaboration and license agreements with Sandoz AG, Mylan Ireland Limited, and CSL Behring Recombinant Facility AG. The company was formerly known as Mimeon, Inc. and changed its name to Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2002. Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Regenxbio Company Profile

REGENXBIO Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, provides gene therapy product candidates to deliver genes to cells to address genetic defects or to enable cells in the body to produce therapeutic proteins that are intended to impact disease. Its gene therapy product candidates are based on NAV Technology Platform, a proprietary adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene delivery platform. The company's lead product candidate is RGX-314 for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration. It is also developing RGX-501 for the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, which uses the AAV8 vector to deliver the human low-density lipoprotein receptor gene to liver cells; and RGX-111 to treat the neurological symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I that uses the AAV9 vector to deliver the human a-l-iduronidase gene to the central nervous system (CNS). In addition, the company engages in the development of RGX-121 for the treatment of neurological symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II, which uses the AAV9 vector to deliver the human iduronate-2-sulfatase gene to the CNS. Further, it licenses its NAV technology platform to other biotechnology companies. The company was formerly known as REGENX Biosciences, LLC and changed its name to REGENXBIO Inc. in September 2014. REGENXBIO Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

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