Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Horizon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HPTX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Biogen and Horizon Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Biogen $11.72 billion 5.70 $6.42 billion $15.23 20.76
Horizon Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Biogen has higher revenue and earnings than Horizon Therapeutics.

Profitability

This table compares Biogen and Horizon Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Biogen 28.10% 37.42% 20.12%
Horizon Therapeutics 23.13% 21.30% 15.42%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.7% of Biogen shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Biogen shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Biogen and Horizon Therapeutics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Biogen 0 12 11 1 2.54
Horizon Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Biogen currently has a consensus price target of $329.27, indicating a potential upside of 4.14%. Given Biogen’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Biogen is more favorable than Horizon Therapeutics.

Summary

Biogen beats Horizon Therapeutics on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Biogen Company Profile

Biogen Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering therapies to people living with serious neurological, rare and autoimmune diseases. The Company markets products, including TECFIDERA, AVONEX, PLEGRIDY, TYSABRI, ZINBRYTA and FAMPYRA for multiple sclerosis (MS), FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis and SPINRAZA for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). It also has a collaboration agreement with Genentech, Inc. (Genentech), a member of the Roche Group, with respect to RITUXAN for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other conditions, GAZYVA indicated for the treatment of CLL and follicular lymphoma, and other anti-CD20 therapies. The Company’s product candidate includes OCREVUS; Biosimilar adalimumab; Aducanumab; E2609; BIIB074; BAN2401; Opicinumab; CIRARA; BIIB061; BIIB054; BIIB067, and BIIB068.

Horizon Therapeutics Company Profile

Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat disorders in the areas of orphan diseases. The Company’s products include RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) oral liquid, BUPHENYL and AMMONAPS (sodium phenylbutyrate) tablets and powder. The Company’s products are used to lower ammonia in the blood. RAVICTI is used to treat urea cycle disorders (UCD). BUPHENYL is indicated as an adjunctive therapy in the chronic management of patients with UCDs involving deficiencies of carbamylphosphate synthetase (CPS), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), or argininosuccinic acid synthetase (AS). The Company sells BUPHENYL under the brand name AMMONAPS in Europe and the Middle East.

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