Ayala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AYLA) vs. GreenLight Biosciences (NASDAQ:GRNA) Head-To-Head Comparison

Ayala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AYLAGet Rating) and GreenLight Biosciences (NASDAQ:GRNAGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Ayala Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GreenLight Biosciences has a beta of 3.15, suggesting that its stock price is 215% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ayala Pharmaceuticals and GreenLight Biosciences’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ayala Pharmaceuticals $3.51 million 5.91 -$40.25 million ($2.75) -0.52
GreenLight Biosciences N/A N/A -$15.06 million N/A N/A

GreenLight Biosciences has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ayala Pharmaceuticals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.1% of Ayala Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.7% of GreenLight Biosciences shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Ayala Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ayala Pharmaceuticals and GreenLight Biosciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ayala Pharmaceuticals -1,403.90% -115.40% -98.11%
GreenLight Biosciences N/A -510.69% -17.15%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Ayala Pharmaceuticals and GreenLight Biosciences, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ayala Pharmaceuticals 0 0 6 0 3.00
GreenLight Biosciences 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ayala Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $16.33, indicating a potential upside of 1,042.19%. Given Ayala Pharmaceuticals’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Ayala Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than GreenLight Biosciences.

Summary

Ayala Pharmaceuticals beats GreenLight Biosciences on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ayala Pharmaceuticals

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Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company, focuses on developing and commercializing small molecule therapeutics for patients suffering from rare and aggressive cancers. The company's lead product candidate is AL101, a potent, selective, and injectable small molecule gamma secretase inhibitor (GSI) that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of recurrent/metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma for patients bearing Notch-activating mutations. It is also involved in developing AL102, a potent, selective, and oral small molecule GSI that is in Phase II/III pivotal study for the treatment of desmoid tumors. Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Novartis International Pharmaceutical Limited to develop AL102 for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel.

About GreenLight Biosciences

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GreenLight Biosciences Holdings, a biotechnology company, manufactures and sells ribonucleic acid (RNA) products for human health and agriculture applications. Its products for human health include mRNA vaccines and therapeutics; and agricultural RNA products to protect honeybees and crops. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts.

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