Head to Head Analysis: Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ELOX) vs. Enzon Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:ENZN)

Enzon Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:ENZNGet Rating) and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ELOXGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enzon Pharmaceuticals N/A -14.86% -1.62%
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals N/A -174.48% -91.79%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Enzon Pharmaceuticals and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enzon Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals 0 1 4 0 2.80

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has a consensus target price of $3.02, suggesting a potential upside of 880.52%. Given Eloxx Pharmaceuticals’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eloxx Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Enzon Pharmaceuticals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.3% of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Enzon Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 34.6% of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Enzon Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.47, suggesting that its stock price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Enzon Pharmaceuticals and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enzon Pharmaceuticals $700,000.00 31.28 -$470,000.00 N/A N/A
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -$66.73 million ($0.92) -0.33

Enzon Pharmaceuticals has higher revenue and earnings than Eloxx Pharmaceuticals.

Summary

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals beats Enzon Pharmaceuticals on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Enzon Pharmaceuticals Company Profile (Get Rating)

Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in marketing drug products. The company's marketed drug product is PegIntron. It also has a marketing agreement relating to Vicineum drug. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey.

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Company Profile (Get Rating)

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing ribosome modulation for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases. Its lead investigational drug product candidate is ELX-02, which is in Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and nephropathic cystinosis patients with diagnosed nonsense mutations. The company also develops various preclinical programs for the treatment of alport syndrome, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, junctional epidermolysis bullosa, and familial adenomatous polyposis, as well as various earlier discovery stage programs in oncology. Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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