Head to Head Analysis: Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) & ChemoCentryx (NASDAQ:CCXI)

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) and ChemoCentryx (NASDAQ:CCXI) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and ChemoCentryx’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ChemoCentryx $26.31 million 12.94 -$30.76 million ($0.62) -11.27

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals has higher revenue, but lower earnings than ChemoCentryx.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.4% of ChemoCentryx shares are held by institutional investors. 26.8% of ChemoCentryx shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and ChemoCentryx, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
ChemoCentryx 0 1 1 0 2.50

Profitability

This table compares Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and ChemoCentryx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals -29.78% -76.75% -11.59%
ChemoCentryx N/A -62.62% -20.58%

Summary

ChemoCentryx beats Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and marketing products to predominantly specialist audiences. Its core therapeutic focus continues to be in the area of urology, with an anchor position in men’s healthcare. The company’s products include Testim (testosterone gel) and testosterone gel are indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone; TESTOPEL offers men an option that provides a long-acting androgenic effect; Striant (testosterone buccal system) CIII is indicated for replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone; STENDRA is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; among others.

About ChemoCentryx

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing new medications targeted at inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Each of its drug candidates focuses on a specific chemoattractant receptor that selectively blocks its negative inflammatory or suppressive response, leaving the rest of the immune system intact. Its late stage compounds include Avacopan (CCX168) and CCX140. Avacopan (CCX168) is an orally administered complement inhibitor targeting the C5a receptor (C5aR), and is being developed for orphan and rare diseases, including anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody associated vasculitis (AAV); atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and complement 3 glomerulopathy (C3G). CCX140 is an orally administered inhibitor of the chemokine receptor known as C-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2), in development for diabetic nephropathy (DN), a form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

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