Windtree Therapeutics (OTCMKTS: WINT) and Aevi Genomic Medicine (NASDAQ:GNMX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Windtree Therapeutics and Aevi Genomic Medicine, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Windtree Therapeutics 0 1 0 0 2.00
Aevi Genomic Medicine 0 1 1 0 2.50

Aevi Genomic Medicine has a consensus target price of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 269.57%. Given Aevi Genomic Medicine’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Aevi Genomic Medicine is more favorable than Windtree Therapeutics.

Profitability

This table compares Windtree Therapeutics and Aevi Genomic Medicine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Windtree Therapeutics -1,205.47% N/A -345.52%
Aevi Genomic Medicine N/A -163.88% -130.14%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Windtree Therapeutics and Aevi Genomic Medicine’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Windtree Therapeutics $2.04 million 7.00 -$39.49 million ($3.59) -0.06
Aevi Genomic Medicine N/A N/A -$41.90 million ($0.96) -1.20

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Windtree Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of Aevi Genomic Medicine shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Windtree Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of Aevi Genomic Medicine shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Windtree Therapeutics has a beta of 1.76, meaning that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aevi Genomic Medicine has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Aevi Genomic Medicine beats Windtree Therapeutics on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Windtree Therapeutics Company Profile

Windtree Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Discovery Laboratories, Inc., is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing KL4 surfactant therapies for respiratory diseases and other potential applications. The Company operates through the research and development of products focused on surfactant therapies for respiratory disorders and diseases, and the manufacture and commercial sales of approved products segment. The Company’s technology platform includes a synthetic, peptide-containing surfactant (KL4 surfactant) that is structurally similar to endogenous pulmonary surfactant, and drug delivery technologies being developed to enable non-invasive administration of aerosolized KL4 surfactant. The Company’s core development program, AEROSURF (lucinactant for inhalation), is focused on improving the management of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants, a respiratory condition that can result in long-term respiratory problems, developmental delay and death.

Aevi Genomic Medicine Company Profile

Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, researches and develops novel therapies for pediatric onset and life-altering diseases in the United States. Its lead product candidates include AEVI-001, a glutamatergic neuromodulator, which is in Phase II/III SAGA trial for a genetically-defined subset of adolescent attention deficit hyperactivity disorder patients with specific mutations in their metabotropic glutamate receptor gene network; and AEVI-002, an anti-light monoclonal antibody that is in Phase I clinical trial for use in severe pediatric onset crohn’s disease. The company was formerly known as Medgenics, Inc. and changed its name to Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. in December 2016. Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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