Icosavax (NASDAQ:ICVX) and AXIM Biotechnologies (OTCMKTS:AXIM) Critical Contrast

AXIM Biotechnologies (OTCMKTS:AXIMGet Free Report) and Icosavax (NASDAQ:ICVXGet Free Report) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AXIM Biotechnologies and Icosavax’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AXIM Biotechnologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.01) -1.62
Icosavax $580,000.00 1,322.20 -$91.76 million ($2.22) -6.90

AXIM Biotechnologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Icosavax. Icosavax is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AXIM Biotechnologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.6% of Icosavax shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.6% of Icosavax shares are owned by 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.

Profitability

This table compares AXIM Biotechnologies and Icosavax’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AXIM Biotechnologies N/A N/A N/A
Icosavax N/A -43.06% -39.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AXIM Biotechnologies and Icosavax, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AXIM Biotechnologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Icosavax 0 2 1 0 2.33

Icosavax has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 73.09%. Given Icosavax’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Icosavax is more favorable than AXIM Biotechnologies.

Summary

Icosavax beats AXIM Biotechnologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AXIM Biotechnologies

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AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. develops and sells diagnostic healthcare solutions in the areas of SARS-CoV-2, eye health, and other diseases. The company is developing tests for dye eye diseases; SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody tests; and fentanyl neutralizing antibody tests. It also developing a line of novel diagnostics for early cancer detection, response to treatment, and recurrence monitoring. The company was formerly known as Axim International Inc. and changed its name to AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. in July 2014. AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is based in San Diego, California.

About Icosavax

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Icosavax, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops vaccines against infectious diseases through virus-like particle (VLP) platform technology. Its lead product candidate IVX-A12, a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV) VLP vaccine. The company also develops IVX-121, a vaccine candidate with RSV target and is under Phase 1/1b clinical trial; and IVX-241, a vaccine candidate with hMPV target. Icosavax, Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As of February 19, 2024, Icosavax, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AstraZeneca PLC.

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