Analyzing Monte Rosa Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GLUE) and Protalix BioTherapeutics (NYSE:PLX)

Monte Rosa Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GLUEGet Free Report) and Protalix BioTherapeutics (NYSE:PLXGet Free Report) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Monte Rosa Therapeutics and Protalix BioTherapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Monte Rosa Therapeutics N/A -74.13% -49.14%
Protalix BioTherapeutics 11.48% 19.48% 7.82%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Monte Rosa Therapeutics and Protalix BioTherapeutics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Monte Rosa Therapeutics N/A N/A -$135.35 million ($2.52) -1.34
Protalix BioTherapeutics $65.49 million 1.43 $8.31 million $0.04 31.88

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Monte Rosa Therapeutics and Protalix BioTherapeutics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Monte Rosa Therapeutics 0 1 2 0 2.67
Protalix BioTherapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00

Monte Rosa Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 225.44%. Protalix BioTherapeutics has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 684.31%. Given Protalix BioTherapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Protalix BioTherapeutics is more favorable than Monte Rosa Therapeutics.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.0% of Monte Rosa Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.5% of Protalix BioTherapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of Monte Rosa Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Protalix BioTherapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Monte Rosa Therapeutics has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Protalix BioTherapeutics has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Protalix BioTherapeutics beats Monte Rosa Therapeutics on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Monte Rosa Therapeutics

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Monte Rosa Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, engages in the development of novel small molecule precision medicines that employ the body's natural mechanisms to selectively degrade therapeutically relevant proteins. The company develops MRT-2359, an orally bioavailable molecular glue degrader targeting the translation termination factor protein GSPT1 for the treatment of MYC-driven tumors; MRT-6160 for the treatment of systemic and central nervous system autoimmune diseases; and MRT-8102 for the treatment of IL-1?/NLRP3 driven inflammatory diseases. It also develops CDK2 to treat ovarian, uterine, and breast cancers. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Protalix BioTherapeutics

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Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development, production, and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on its proprietary ProCellEx plant cell-based protein expression system in the United States, Australia, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, and internationally. The company offers Elelyso for the treatment of Gaucher disease; and Elfabrio for the treatment of adult patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Fabry disease. It is also developing PRX-115, a plant cell-expressed recombinant PEGylated Uricase which is in Phase I trial for the treatment of gout; and PRX-119, a plant cell-expressed PEGylated recombinant human DNase I product candidate that is in preclinical phase for the treatment of NETs-related diseases. The company has agreements and partnerships with Pfizer; Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; and Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Karmiel, Israel. Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Protalix Ltd.

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