Analyzing Pyxis Oncology (NASDAQ:PYXS) & Applied Therapeutics (NASDAQ:APLT)

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.1% of Pyxis Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.3% of Applied Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.3% of Pyxis Oncology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of Applied Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pyxis Oncology N/A -38.99% -30.59%
Applied Therapeutics N/A -1,497.37% -176.54%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Pyxis Oncology and Applied Therapeutics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pyxis Oncology 0 0 7 0 3.00
Applied Therapeutics 0 0 5 0 3.00

Pyxis Oncology presently has a consensus price target of $8.80, suggesting a potential upside of 176.73%. Applied Therapeutics has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 138.61%. Given Pyxis Oncology’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Pyxis Oncology is more favorable than Applied Therapeutics.

Risk and Volatility

Pyxis Oncology has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Therapeutics has a beta of 1.88, indicating that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pyxis Oncology and Applied Therapeutics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pyxis Oncology N/A N/A -$73.79 million ($1.36) -2.32
Applied Therapeutics $9.99 million 52.50 -$119.76 million ($1.84) -2.49

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

Summary

Pyxis Oncology beats Applied Therapeutics on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pyxis Oncology

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Pyxis Oncology, Inc., a clinical stage company, engages in the development of therapeutics to treat cancers. Its lead antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) product candidate is PYX-201, an investigational novel ADC consisting of human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1), which is in Phase 1 clinical trial to treat patients with relapsed or refractory solid tumors; and lead immuno-oncology (IO) product candidate is PYX-106, an investigational fully human IgG1 Siglec-15-targeting antibody that is in Phase 1 clinical trial to treat patients with advanced solid tumors. The company is also developing PYX-107, a CD40 agonist with demonstrated anti-cancer activity in patients who previously progressed on PD-(L)1 inhibitors, which is in Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of solid tumors, such as soft tissue sarcomas, esophageal and gastroesophageal junction, cancers, and melanoma in combination with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. It has in-license agreement with Pfizer Inc. to develop and commercialize ADC product candidates directed to certain licensed targets, including PYX-201 and PYX-203, and products containing the ADC product candidates; and Biosion USA, Inc. for development, manufacture, and commercialization of PYX-106, an IO product candidate. Pyxis Oncology, Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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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