Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CORT) and Immune Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IMNP) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Corcept Therapeutics and Immune Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corcept Therapeutics 0 0 3 0 3.00
Immune Pharmaceuticals 0 0 1 0 3.00

Corcept Therapeutics presently has a consensus target price of $23.33, indicating a potential upside of 24.11%. Immune Pharmaceuticals has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 417.24%. Given Immune Pharmaceuticals’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Immune Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Corcept Therapeutics.

Profitability

This table compares Corcept Therapeutics and Immune Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corcept Therapeutics 27.28% 58.17% 41.48%
Immune Pharmaceuticals N/A -1,443.76% -117.17%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.6% of Corcept Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.6% of Immune Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.2% of Corcept Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Immune Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Corcept Therapeutics and Immune Pharmaceuticals’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Corcept Therapeutics $81.32 million 26.38 $8.14 million $0.29 64.83
Immune Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -$32.66 million ($3.00) -0.19

Corcept Therapeutics has higher revenue and earnings than Immune Pharmaceuticals. Immune Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Corcept Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Corcept Therapeutics has a beta of 1.89, suggesting that its share price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Immune Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.59, suggesting that its share price is 159% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Corcept Therapeutics beats Immune Pharmaceuticals on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Corcept Therapeutics

Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic, psychiatric and oncologic disorders. The Company is developing mifepristone, a compound that modulates the effects of cortisol by acting as a competitive antagonist at the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). As of December 31, 2016, it had discovered three structurally distinct series of selective cortisol modulators, all of which share mifepristone’s affinity for GR but, unlike mifepristone, do not bind to the progesterone receptor. It is conducting two clinical trials of its selective cortisol modulator, CORT125134. One trial is investigating CORT125134 as a treatment for patients with Cushing syndrome. The second trial is investigating the combination of CORT125134 and nab-paclitaxel (Celgene Corporation’s Abraxane) to treat patients with solid-tumor cancers.

About Immune Pharmaceuticals

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of targeted therapeutics in the fields of immuno-inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company’s segment is acquiring, developing and commercializing prescription drug products. Its Immuno-inflammation product pipeline includes bertilimumab, a fully human antibody targeting eotaxin-1, a regulator of immuno-inflammation; a portfolio of immune oncology products, and NanoCyclo, a topical nanocapsule formulation of cyclosporine-A, for the treatment of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Its immuno-oncology pipeline includes Ceplene, a small molecule targeting the Histamine-2 Receptor to overcome immunosuppression in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other malignancies. Azixa and crolibulin are vascular disrupting agents. NanomAbs is a technology platform that allows the targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics into cancer cells.

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