Tobira Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TBRA) and Neuroderm (NASDAQ:NDRM) are both healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Tobira Therapeutics and Neuroderm, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tobira Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Neuroderm 0 2 4 0 2.67

Neuroderm has a consensus price target of $41.83, indicating a potential upside of 7.68%. Given Neuroderm’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Neuroderm is more favorable than Tobira Therapeutics.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tobira Therapeutics and Neuroderm’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tobira Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A ($1.44) -29.23
Neuroderm N/A N/A N/A ($2.12) -18.33

Tobira Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Neuroderm, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Tobira Therapeutics and Neuroderm’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tobira Therapeutics N/A N/A -153.93%
Neuroderm N/A -44.69% -42.41%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.4% of Tobira Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of Neuroderm shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Tobira Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About Tobira Therapeutics

Tobira Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Regado Biosciences, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to treat liver disease, inflammation, fibrosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The Company’s lead product candidate, cenicriviroc (CVC), is an immunomodulator and dual inhibitor of C-C Chemokine Receptor 2 (CCR2) and C-C Chemokine Receptor 5 (CCR5) being evaluated for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and as an adjunctive therapy to standard of care in HIV. The Company’s CVC product candidate is an oral, once-daily immunomodulator that blocks the chemokine receptors, CCR2 and CCR5, which are involved in the inflammatory and fibrogenic pathways in NASH and PSC that cause liver damage, and can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer or liver failure. It is conducting a global Phase IIb study evaluating CVC in NASH patients with liver fibrosis.

About Neuroderm

NeuroDerm Ltd. is an Israel-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing treatments for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, primarily Parkinson’s disease, as well as other CNS diseases. The Company’s Parkinson’s disease product candidates are drug-device combination products, with devices and varying levodopa (LD)/carbidopa (CD) or apomorphine concentrations and dosages. Its liquid LD/CD and apomorphine formulations include ND0612H, ND0612L and ND0701. It is developing ND0612H for the treatment of patients suffering from severe Parkinson’s disease. It is developing ND0612L for the treatment of patients at the moderate stage of Parkinson’s disease that can no longer control motor complications with oral levodopa. It has also designed ND0701, which is an apomorphine-based product. ND0701 is for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, may be used mostly by patients suffering from high motor fluctuations and not responding well to LD/CD.

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