Analyzing Soligenix (SNGX) and Osiris Therapeutics (OSIR)

Soligenix (NASDAQ: SNGX) and Osiris Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:OSIR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Soligenix has a beta of 2.17, indicating that its share price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Osiris Therapeutics has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Soligenix and Osiris Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soligenix 0 0 2 0 3.00
Osiris Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Soligenix presently has a consensus target price of $5.25, suggesting a potential upside of 146.48%. Given Soligenix’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Soligenix is more favorable than Osiris Therapeutics.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Soligenix and Osiris Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Soligenix $10.45 million 1.78 -$3.24 million ($1.04) -2.05
Osiris Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Osiris Therapeutics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Soligenix.

Profitability

This table compares Soligenix and Osiris Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Soligenix -90.93% -112.81% -71.98%
Osiris Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.7% of Soligenix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Osiris Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Soligenix shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 44.6% of Osiris Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Soligenix beats Osiris Therapeutics on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Soligenix

Soligenix, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases. The Company operates through two segments: BioTherapeutics and Vaccines/BioDefense. Its BioTherapeutics segment is developing a photodynamic therapy (SGX301) utilizing topical synthetic hypericin activated with safe visible light for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), formulations of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (BDP) for the prevention/treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders characterized by severe inflammation, and its innate defense regulator (IDR) technology, dusquetide (SGX942) for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer. Its Vaccines/BioDefense business segment includes active development programs for RiVax, its ricin toxin vaccine candidate, OrbeShield, its GI acute radiation syndrome (GI ARS) therapeutic candidate, and SGX943, its melioidosis therapeutic candidate.

About Osiris Therapeutics

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. is a cellular and regenerative medicine company. The Company is focused on researching, developing and marketing products in the wound, orthopedic, and sports medicine markets. The Company operates through Biosurgery business segment, which focuses on products for wound care, orthopedics, and sports medicine to harness the ability of cells and novel constructs to promote the body’s natural healing. The Company’s products include Grafix, Stravix, TruSkin, Cartiform and BIO4. The Company produces and distributes Grafix for acute and chronic wounds; Stravix for tendon repair; TruSkin for wound closure; Cartiform, a viable cartilage mesh for cartilage repair, and BIO4 for bone growth. The Company’s BioSmart cryopreservation process retains the native characteristics and inherent functionality of tissue. Its BioSmart process includes preservation of the three dimensional (3D) matrix, endogenous growth factors, and tissue-resident cells.

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