IPSEN S A/S (OTCMKTS:IPSEY) and Nymox Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:NYMX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IPSEN S A/S and Nymox Pharmaceutical’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IPSEN S A/S $2.27 billion 6.21 $307.78 million $0.93 45.32
Nymox Pharmaceutical $220,000.00 663.12 -$13.42 million N/A N/A

IPSEN S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than Nymox Pharmaceutical.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for IPSEN S A/S and Nymox Pharmaceutical, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IPSEN S A/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nymox Pharmaceutical 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

IPSEN S A/S has a beta of 0.09, meaning that its stock price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nymox Pharmaceutical has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares IPSEN S A/S and Nymox Pharmaceutical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IPSEN S A/S N/A N/A N/A
Nymox Pharmaceutical -3,455.58% -4,095.76% -585.27%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.3% of Nymox Pharmaceutical shares are held by institutional investors. 54.0% of Nymox Pharmaceutical shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

IPSEN S A/S pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Nymox Pharmaceutical does not pay a dividend. IPSEN S A/S pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

IPSEN S A/S beats Nymox Pharmaceutical on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IPSEN S A/S

Ipsen S.A. operates as a pharmaceutical company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Specialty Care and Consumer Healthcare. The company offers drugs in oncology, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, cognitive disorders, and rheumatology areas. Its products include Somatuline, which is an injectable treatment for acromegaly and neuroendocrine tumors; Cabometyx, a tablet formulation of cabozantinib for renal cell carcinoma; Onivyde for metastatic pancreatic cancer; Decapeptyl for the treatment of advanced metastatic prostate cancer, uterine fibroids, precocious puberty, endometriosis, and female sterility; and Dysport for motor disorders and muscular spasticity. The company also provides NutropinAq, a liquid formulation, for treating growth failure in children due to growth hormone deficiency in adults; and Increlex used for long-term treatment of growth failure in children and adolescents. In addition, it offers Smecta, a formulation for use in the treatment of chronic and acute diarrhea; Forlax, an osmotic laxative indicated for the symptomatic treatment of constipation in adults and children; Fortrans for the treatment of intestinal cleaning; Eziclen, an osmotic laxative indicated for the cleaning of bowel; Etiasa for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; and Tanaka for mild cognitive impairment related to age, pathophysiological deficiencies, vertigo, retinal deficits, acute or chronic hearing impairment, and tinnitus. Further, the company provides Adenuric for the treatment of gout; Prontalgine, an analgesic for the treatment of moderate to severe pain; Buscopan, an antispasmodic; Suppositoria Glycerini, a laxative; and Mucothiol and Mucodyne, which are expectorants for cough and flu. Ipsen S.A. has a strategic agreement with Arix Bioscience plc to develop and commercialize various therapies. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Ipsen S.A. is a subsidiary of Mayroy S.A.

About Nymox Pharmaceutical

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research and development of drugs for the aging population. It markets NicAlert and TobacAlert test strips that use urine or saliva to detect use of tobacco products. The company also offers AlzheimAlert, a proprietary urine assay that aids physicians in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Its lead drug candidate is Fexapotide Triflutate (NX-1207) that has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia; and is in Phase II clinical trial for low grade localized prostate cancer, as well as is in preclinical studies for hepatocellular carcinoma. The company markets its products in Canada, the United States, Europe, and internationally. Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas.

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