Financial Review: Genfit (NASDAQ:GNFT) and Renovacor (NYSE:RCOR)

Genfit (NASDAQ:GNFTGet Rating) and Renovacor (NYSE:RCORGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Genfit and Renovacor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genfit N/A N/A N/A
Renovacor N/A -55.97% -25.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Genfit and Renovacor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genfit 0 0 3 0 3.00
Renovacor 0 0 3 0 3.00

Genfit currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 109.30%. Renovacor has a consensus price target of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,066.67%. Given Renovacor’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Renovacor is more favorable than Genfit.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genfit and Renovacor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genfit $101.25 million 2.12 $79.57 million N/A N/A
Renovacor N/A N/A -$14.10 million N/A N/A

Genfit has higher revenue and earnings than Renovacor.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.5% of Genfit shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.2% of Renovacor shares are held by institutional investors. 14.4% of Renovacor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Genfit has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Renovacor has a beta of 0.21, suggesting that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Genfit beats Renovacor on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Genfit

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Genfit S.A., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops drug candidates and diagnostic solutions for metabolic and liver-related diseases. The company's products include Elafibranor, which is in Phase 3 clinical trial to treat patients with primary biliary cholangitis. It also engages in the development of NIS4 technology for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis; GNS561, which is in Phase 1b/2 trial to treat patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA); and Nitazoxanide, which is in Phase 1 trial to treat acute-on-chronic liver failure. The company has a licensing agreement with Labcorp for the commercialization of NASHnext, a blood-based molecular diagnostic test; and with Genoscience Pharma to develop and commercialize the investigational treatment GNS561 for CCA. Genfit S.A. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Loos, France.

About Renovacor

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Renovacor, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on delivering various precision therapies to enhance the lives of patients and families battling genetically-driven cardiovascular and mechanistically-related diseases. It primarily focuses on the treatment of BCL2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) mutation-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The company's lead product candidate is REN-001, a recombinant adeno-associated virus 9-based gene therapy designed to deliver a functional BAG3 gene to augment BAG3 protein levels in cardiomyocytes, and slow or halt progression of BAG3 DCM. It is also developing a pipeline of BAG3-associated gene therapies for diseases with high unmet medical need associated with mutations in the BAG3 gene and mechanistically linked to BAG3's expression and function. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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