Critical Survey: Applied Therapeutics (NASDAQ:APLT) versus BriaCell Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:BCTXF)

BriaCell Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:BCTXFGet Free Report) and Applied Therapeutics (NASDAQ:APLTGet Free Report) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

BriaCell Therapeutics has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Therapeutics has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of BriaCell Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.3% of Applied Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Applied Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares BriaCell Therapeutics and Applied Therapeutics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BriaCell Therapeutics N/A N/A -786.77%
Applied Therapeutics N/A -1,497.37% -176.54%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BriaCell Therapeutics and Applied Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BriaCell Therapeutics N/A N/A -$3.68 million ($3.84) -1.55
Applied Therapeutics -$477,000.00 -1,025.29 -$119.76 million ($1.84) -2.33

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for BriaCell Therapeutics and Applied Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BriaCell Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Applied Therapeutics 0 0 5 0 3.00

Applied Therapeutics has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 157.01%. Given Applied Therapeutics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Applied Therapeutics is more favorable than BriaCell Therapeutics.

Summary

Applied Therapeutics beats BriaCell Therapeutics on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BriaCell Therapeutics

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BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. operates as a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer. It is advancing its targeted immunotherapy program by conducting a Phase I/IIA clinical trial with Bria-IMT in combination with an immune checkpoint inhibitor and a companion diagnostic test, BriaDx, to identify patients to benefit from Bria-IMT. The company was founded by Charles L. Wiseman and Isaac B. Maresky on July 26, 2006 and is headquartered in West Vancouver, Canada.

About Applied Therapeutics

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Applied Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of a pipeline of novel product candidates against validated molecular targets in indications of high unmet medical need in the United States. The company's lead product candidate is AT-007 (also called govorestat) that has completed phase 3 for the treatment of galactosemia in healthy volunteers and adults, in pediatric clinical study for the treatment of galactosemia in kids, for treating enzyme sorbitol dehydrogenase, and for the treatment of phosphomannomutase enzyme-CDG. It also develops AT-001 (also called caficrestat) that is in phase 3 clinical trials to treat diabetic cardiomyopathy, as well as for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy; and AT-003, which is in preclinical studies for the treatment diabetic retinopathy. The company has exclusive license and supply agreement with Mercury Pharma Group Limited to commercialize drug products containing AT-007. Applied Therapeutics, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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