Head to Head Contrast: Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) and Oncotelic Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:OTLC)

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTSGet Rating) and Oncotelic Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:OTLCGet Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Zoetis and Oncotelic Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zoetis 0 2 6 0 2.75
Oncotelic Therapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00

Zoetis presently has a consensus price target of $230.43, suggesting a potential upside of 41.92%. Given Zoetis’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Zoetis is more favorable than Oncotelic Therapeutics.

Volatility and Risk

Zoetis has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oncotelic Therapeutics has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Zoetis and Oncotelic Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Zoetis $7.78 billion 9.84 $2.04 billion $4.36 37.30
Oncotelic Therapeutics $1.74 million 46.66 -$9.39 million ($0.04) -5.38

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.7% of Zoetis shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Zoetis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 39.2% of Oncotelic Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Zoetis and Oncotelic Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zoetis 26.27% 49.62% 16.29%
Oncotelic Therapeutics N/A -101.27% -39.75%


Zoetis beats Oncotelic Therapeutics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Zoetis (Get Rating)

Zoetis Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes animal health medicines, vaccines, and diagnostic products in the United States and internationally. It commercializes products primarily across species, including livestock, such as cattle, swine, poultry, fish, and sheep; and companion animals comprising dogs, cats, and horses. The company also offers vaccines, which are biological preparations to prevent diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts or induce a specific immune response; anti-infectives that prevent, kill, or slow the growth of bacteria, fungi, or protozoa; and parasiticides that prevent or eliminate external and internal parasites, which include fleas, ticks, and worms. It also provides other pharmaceutical products that comprise pain and sedation, antiemetic, reproductive, and oncology products; dermatology products for itch associated with allergic conditions and atopic dermatitis; and medicated feed additives, which offer medicines to livestock. In addition, the company provides portable blood and urine analysis testing, including point-of-care diagnostic products, instruments and reagents, rapid immunoassay tests, reference laboratory kits and services, and blood glucose monitors; and other non-pharmaceutical products, including nutritionals and agribusiness services, as well as products and services in areas, such as biodevices, genetics tests, and precision animal health. It markets its products to veterinarians, livestock producers, and retail outlets, as well as third-party veterinary distributors through its sales representatives, and technical and veterinary operations specialists. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

About Oncotelic Therapeutics (Get Rating)

Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing drugs for the treatment of orphan oncology indications. The company's lead product candidate is OT-101, an antisense against TGF-beta, which is in phase 3 clinical trials for pancreatic cancer and glioblastoma, as well as develops OT-101 for the treatment of various viruses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and coronavirus. It also develops OXi4503 for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes; and CA4P for the treatment of advanced metastatic melanoma. The company is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California.

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