Exelixis (OTCMKTS: ELOX) and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:ELOX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Exelixis and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Exelixis 0 2 8 0 2.80
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals 0 0 4 0 3.00

Exelixis presently has a consensus price target of $33.63, suggesting a potential upside of 80.39%. Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has a consensus price target of $25.25, suggesting a potential upside of 46.55%. Given Exelixis’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Exelixis is more favorable than Eloxx Pharmaceuticals.

Profitability

This table compares Exelixis and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Exelixis 48.17% 65.68% 43.81%
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals N/A -248.30% -162.16%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Exelixis and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Exelixis $452.48 million 12.28 $154.22 million $0.51 36.55
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals $80,000.00 7,507.97 -$21.21 million N/A N/A

Exelixis has higher revenue and earnings than Eloxx Pharmaceuticals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.9% of Exelixis shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Exelixis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.0% of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Exelixis has a beta of 1.97, indicating that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Exelixis beats Eloxx Pharmaceuticals on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Exelixis

Exelixis, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new medicines to enhance care and outcomes for people with cancer. The company's products include CABOMETYX tablets for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who received prior anti-angiogenic therapy; and COMETRIQ capsules for the treatment of patients with progressive and metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. Its CABOMETYX and COMETRIQ are derived from cabozantinib, an inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, including MET, AXL, RET, and VEGF receptors. It also offers COTELLIC tablets, an inhibitor of MEK in combination with vemurafenib for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600E or V600K mutation-positive advanced melanoma in the United States; and in combination with vemurafenib in other territories, including the European Union, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Exelixis, Inc. has collaboration and license agreement with Ipsen Pharma SAS, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi, Merck, Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited, and Invenra, Inc. The company was formerly known as Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Exelixis, Inc. in February 2000. Exelixis, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

About Eloxx Pharmaceuticals

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases. Its lead program is ELX-02, which is in Phase I clinical trial, which focuses on the treatment of cystic fibrosis and cystinosis patients with diagnosed nonsense mutations. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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