Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings (NASDAQ: PARN) and Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings and Allergan PLC.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Allergan PLC. $15.07 billion 4.96 $6.15 billion $28.15 7.94

Allergan PLC. has higher revenue and earnings than Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.9% of Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.1% of Allergan PLC. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Allergan PLC. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings and Allergan PLC.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings -130.46% -83.86% -43.24%
Allergan PLC. 79.17% 7.37% 4.17%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings and Allergan PLC., as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allergan PLC. 0 5 13 0 2.72

Allergan PLC. has a consensus price target of $277.76, indicating a potential upside of 24.24%. Given Allergan PLC.’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Allergan PLC. is more favorable than Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings.


Allergan PLC. pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings does not pay a dividend. Allergan PLC. pays out 9.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings has a beta of 0.14, suggesting that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allergan PLC. has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Allergan PLC. beats Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings

Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Limited is a veterinary pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing animal health solutions. The principal activities of the Company include manufacture for global sale of animal pharmaceutical product, and research and development of pharmaceutical products for global animal health markets. The Company operates through four segments: Companion Animal, Production Animal-U.S., Production Animal-Rest of World and Manufacturing Operations. It augments its pharmaceutical products with its FETCH and mySYNCH software platforms. It offers disease-modifying product, Zydax, for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Its reproductive hormone products include estroPLAN and GONAbreed. It has a nutraceutical product, Glyde. It also markets a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), called Tergive. It is developing a pipeline of clinical drug candidates, such as PAR 121, PAR 122, PAR 101, PAR 081 and PAR 061.

About Allergan PLC.

Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty healthcare company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter (OTC) products. It discovers, develops and commercializes a range of products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, urological and other specialty markets. The Company operates in two segments: specialty pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The specialty pharmaceuticals segment produces products, including ophthalmic products for dry eye, glaucoma, inflammation, infection, allergy and retinal disease; Botox for therapeutic and aesthetic indications; skin care products for acne, psoriasis, eyelash growth and prescription and OTC skin care products, and urologics products. The medical devices segment produces medical devices, including breast implants for augmentation, revision and reconstructive surgery and tissue expanders, and facial aesthetics products.

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