Head to Head Survey: Audentes Therapeutics (BOLD) and Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR)

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) and Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Audentes Therapeutics and Acorda Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Audentes Therapeutics N/A N/A -$90.23 million ($3.40) -7.61
Acorda Therapeutics $588.29 million 1.38 -$223.35 million $1.04 16.39

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Audentes Therapeutics and Acorda Therapeutics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Audentes Therapeutics 2 4 5 0 2.27
Acorda Therapeutics 2 5 3 0 2.10

Audentes Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $32.21, suggesting a potential upside of 24.52%. Acorda Therapeutics has a consensus price target of $24.33, suggesting a potential upside of 42.72%. Given Acorda Therapeutics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Acorda Therapeutics is more favorable than Audentes Therapeutics.

Volatility & Risk

Audentes Therapeutics has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Acorda Therapeutics has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.5% of Audentes Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Audentes Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of Acorda Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Audentes Therapeutics and Acorda Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Audentes Therapeutics N/A N/A -37.47%
Acorda Therapeutics -24.88% 13.72% 6.31%

Summary

Acorda Therapeutics beats Audentes Therapeutics on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Audentes Therapeutics

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from diseases caused by single gene defects. The company is developing AT132, which is in Phase I/II clinical studies for the treatment of X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 that is in Phase I/II clinical studies to treat crigler-najjar syndrome; AT982, which is in preclinical studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT307 that is in preclinical studies to treat CASQ2 subtype of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. has a collaborative development agreement with Genethon to research, develop, manufacture, and commercialize products for the treatment of XLMTM; and license and collaboration agreement with the University of Pennsylvania to research, develop, sell, and import licensed products for the treatment of crigler-najjar. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Acorda Therapeutics

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, identifies, develops, and commercializes therapies for neurological disorders in the United States. The company markets Ampyra (dalfampridine), an oral drug to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); and Qutenza, a dermal patch for the management of neuropathic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. It also markets Ampyra as Fampyra in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, the company develops Inbrija for the treatment of OFF periods in Parkinson's disease; an inhaled triptan (zolmitriptan) for acute treatment of migraine by using the ARCUS drug delivery technology; SYN120, which is completed Phase II clinical trial to treat Parkinson's disease-related dementia; and BTT1023 (timolumab) that is in Phase II clinical trial for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Further, it develops rHIgM22, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of MS; and Cimaglermin alfa that is in Phase Ib clinical trial for heart failure patients. The company has collaborations and license agreements with Biogen International GmbH; Alkermes plc; Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center; Alkermes, Inc.; Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.; Canadian Spinal Research Organization; Mayo Foundation for Education and Research; Paion AG; Medarex, Inc.; and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Ardsley, New York.

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