Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ: TLOG) and VBI Vaccines (NASDAQ:VBIV) 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, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp has a beta of 3, indicating that its stock price is 200% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VBI Vaccines has a beta of 2.66, indicating that its stock price is 166% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp and VBI Vaccines’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp N/A N/A -73.81%
VBI Vaccines N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.7% of Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.5% of VBI Vaccines shares are held by institutional investors. 24.0% of Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 34.1% of VBI Vaccines shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp and VBI Vaccines’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp N/A N/A -$21.14 million ($1.76) -0.03
VBI Vaccines $888,999.00 170.60 -$32.88 million N/A N/A

Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than VBI Vaccines.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp and VBI Vaccines, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
VBI Vaccines 0 0 2 0 3.00

VBI Vaccines has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 59.15%. Given VBI Vaccines’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe VBI Vaccines is more favorable than Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Summary

VBI Vaccines beats Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tetralogic Pharmaceuticals Corp Company Profile

TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing small molecule therapeutics in oncology, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. The Company’s segment is the identification and development of novel small molecule therapies in oncology and infectious diseases. The Company has approximately two clinical-stage product candidates in development, such as birinapant and SHAPE. SHAPE is the Company’s histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor that it is developing for topical use for the treatment of early-stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). The Company is also exploring studying SHAPE in alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease. SHAPE has been granted the United States orphan drug designation for CTCL. Birinapant is a small molecule therapeutic that mimics Second Mitochondrial Activator of Caspases (SMAC)-mimetic, which leads to apoptosis or cell-death in damaged cells.

VBI Vaccines Company Profile

VBI Vaccines Inc., formerly SciVac Therapeutics Inc., is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing various technologies that focus on vaccine protection. It has developed an enveloped virus like particle (eVLP) vaccine platform that allows for the design of enveloped VLP vaccines. It is involved in various projects related to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other antigens. It is engaged in developing an experimental CMV vaccine using its eVLP vaccine platform. The vaccine is based on the CMV glycoprotein B antigen and is adjuvanted with aluminum phosphate. The eVLP vaccine technology allows for the expression of envelope glyco-proteins within a lipid-bilayer membrane of a VLP. It is developing a therapeutic vaccine candidate for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). It is developing a vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. It also offers Sci-B-Vac, which is a third-generation hepatitis B vaccine.

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