Diffusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DFFN) and BIOLINERX Ltd/S (NASDAQ:BLRX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Diffusion Pharmaceuticals and BIOLINERX Ltd/S, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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This table compares Diffusion Pharmaceuticals and BIOLINERX Ltd/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk and Volatility
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals has a beta of -1.94, indicating that its share price is 294% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BIOLINERX Ltd/S has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
7.4% of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.7% of BIOLINERX Ltd/S shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of BIOLINERX Ltd/S shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Diffusion Pharmaceuticals and BIOLINERX Ltd/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Diffusion Pharmaceuticals||N/A||N/A||-$1.36 million||($1.14)||-0.32|
|BIOLINERX Ltd/S||N/A||N/A||-$24.35 million||($0.27)||-2.63|
BIOLINERX Ltd/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals beats BIOLINERX Ltd/S on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, develops therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Its lead product candidate is transcrocetinate sodium, which has initiated Phase 3 trials for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM); Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of pancreatic cancer; Phase 2/3 clinical trials for the treatment of metastatic brain cancer; and Phase 2 trial for the treatment of stroke. The company is also developing RES-529, a novel PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway inhibitor, which has completed two Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration; and is in pre-clinical development stage for the treatment of oncology primarily GBM. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.
BIOLINERX Ltd/S Company Profile
BioLineRx Ltd., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical development company focused on oncology and immunology. Its development pipeline consists of clinical-stage therapeutic candidates, which include BL-8040, a peptide for the treatment of multiple cancer and hematological indications; AGI-134, an immuno-oncology agent in development for solid tumors; and BL-5010, a customized, proprietary, pen-like applicator for the non-surgical removal of benign skin lesions. The company's other therapeutic candidates comprise BL-1040, a resorbable polymer solution for use in the prevention of ventricular remodeling; BL-9020, which is a monoclonal antibody treatment designed to prevent immune-mediated destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas; and BL-1230, a cannabinoid receptor type 2 intended as an anti-inflammatory treatment for dry eye syndrome. The company has collaboration agreement with Novartis Pharma AG to facilitate development and commercialization of Israeli-sourced drug candidates; MSD for the cancer immunotherapy field; MD Anderson Cancer Center to investigate the combination of BL-8040 with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in pancreatic cancer; and Genentech Inc. to investigate the combination of BL-8040 and Genentech's Atezolizumab in various Phase 1b/2 studies for in various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. BioLineRx Ltd. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Modi'in, Israel.
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