Comparing Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) and Atreca (NASDAQ:BCEL)

Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) and Atreca (NASDAQ:BCEL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Clovis Oncology and Atreca, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clovis Oncology 1 7 7 0 2.40
Atreca 0 0 6 0 3.00

Clovis Oncology presently has a consensus price target of $20.73, suggesting a potential upside of 115.68%. Atreca has a consensus price target of $24.41, suggesting a potential upside of 70.56%. Given Clovis Oncology’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Clovis Oncology is more favorable than Atreca.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Clovis Oncology and Atreca’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Clovis Oncology $95.39 million 5.52 -$368.01 million ($7.07) -1.36
Atreca N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Atreca has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Clovis Oncology.

Profitability

This table compares Clovis Oncology and Atreca’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clovis Oncology -298.53% -1,576.32% -53.65%
Atreca N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.2% of Clovis Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Atreca shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.3% of Clovis Oncology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Clovis Oncology beats Atreca on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Clovis Oncology

Clovis Oncology, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing anti-cancer agents in the United States, Europe, and internationally. Its commercial product includes Rubraca (rucaparib) tablet, a small molecule poly ADP-ribose polymerase inhibitor, used as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with deleterious BRCA mutation associated advanced ovarian cancer, who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies, and selected for therapy by an FDA-approved companion diagnostic for Rubraca. As of 4/6/18, Rubraca® (rucaparib) is also approved by the FDA for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy. FDA granted regular approval for Rubraca in this second, broader and earlier-line indication on a priority review timeline based on positive data from the phase 3 ARIEL3 clinical trial. Biomarker testing is not required for patients to be prescribed Rubraca in this maintenance treatment indication.

About Atreca

Atreca, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops antibody-based immunotherapeutics to treat a range of solid tumor types. Its lead product candidate is ATRC-101, a monoclonal antibody in preclinical development with a novel mechanism of action and target derived from an antibody identified using its discovery platform. The company's ATRC-101 product candidate reacts in vitro with a majority of human ovarian, non-small cell lung, colorectal, and breast cancer samples from multiple patients. Atreca, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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