Contrasting Impax Laboratories (IPXL) & Theravance Biopharma (TBPHV)

Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ: IPXL) and Theravance Biopharma (NASDAQ:TBPHV) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.


This table compares Impax Laboratories and Theravance Biopharma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Impax Laboratories -71.08% 9.05% 3.20%
Theravance Biopharma -1,889.06% -99.38% -46.98%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Impax Laboratories and Theravance Biopharma, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Impax Laboratories 1 9 5 0 2.27
Theravance Biopharma 0 0 0 0 N/A

Impax Laboratories presently has a consensus target price of $19.67, suggesting a potential downside of 8.31%. Given Impax Laboratories’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Impax Laboratories is more favorable than Theravance Biopharma.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.3% of Impax Laboratories shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Impax Laboratories shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Impax Laboratories and Theravance Biopharma’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Impax Laboratories $812.82 million 1.90 $144.42 million ($8.07) -2.66
Theravance Biopharma N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Impax Laboratories has higher revenue and earnings than Theravance Biopharma.


Impax Laboratories beats Theravance Biopharma on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Impax Laboratories

Impax Laboratories, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of bioequivalent pharmaceutical products (generics), in addition to the development and marketing of branded products. Its segments include Impax Generics and Impax Specialty Pharma. The Impax Generics segment is focused on the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of its generic products, which are the pharmaceutical and therapeutic equivalents of brand-name drug products and are marketed under their established drug names. The Impax Specialty Pharma segment is engaged in the promotion, sale and distribution of several branded products, including its branded pharmaceutical product, Rytary, an extended release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, post-encephalitic Parkinsonism and Parkinsonism, and Zomig (zolmitriptan) products, indicated for the treatment of migraine headaches.

About Theravance Biopharma

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in creating medicines for patients suffering from serious illness. The Company operates in the segment of discovery (research), development and commercialization of human therapeutics. The Company’s pipeline of internally discovered product candidates includes medicines to address the unmet needs of patients being treated for serious conditions primarily in the acute care setting. Its commercial product VIBATIV (telavancin) is a once-daily dual-mechanism antibiotic approved in the United States and Europe for certain difficult-to-treat infections. Its Revefenacin (TD-4208) is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) being developed as a nebulized treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Its neprilysin (NEP) inhibitor program is designed to develop selective NEP inhibitors for the treatment of a range of cardiovascular and renal diseases.

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