Head to Head Survey: Microbot Medical (MBOT) and Ablynx (ABLYF)

Ablynx (OTCMKTS:ABLYF) and Microbot Medical (NASDAQ:MBOT) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Ablynx has a beta of 6.63, indicating that its share price is 563% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microbot Medical has a beta of -0.23, indicating that its share price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ablynx and Microbot Medical’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ablynx $62.73 million 60.74 -$122.67 million ($1.97) -25.70
Microbot Medical $120,000.00 160.60 -$7.58 million N/A N/A

Microbot Medical has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ablynx.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ablynx and Microbot Medical, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ablynx 0 0 1 0 3.00
Microbot Medical 0 0 1 0 3.00

Ablynx presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential downside of 48.65%. Microbot Medical has a consensus target price of $1.75, indicating a potential downside of 73.48%. Given Ablynx’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ablynx is more favorable than Microbot Medical.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.3% of Microbot Medical shares are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Microbot Medical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Ablynx and Microbot Medical’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ablynx N/A N/A N/A
Microbot Medical N/A -62.04% -58.79%


Ablynx beats Microbot Medical on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ablynx Company Profile

Ablynx NV, a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company, develops treatments for a range of therapeutic indications. The company develops Nanobodies that are proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments for the treatment of inflammation, hematology, immuno-oncology, oncology, and respiratory diseases. Its clinical programs include caplacizumab, an anti-von Willebrand Factor Nanobody that has completed Phase III clinical trial to treat acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; ALX-0171, which is in Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection; and Vobarilizumab, an anti-IL-6R Nanobody that has completed Phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in Phase II clinical trial to treat systemic lupus erythematosus. The company also develops ALX-0761, which is in Phase Ib clinical trial for the treatment of psoriasis, as well as various auto-immune disorders; Anti-VEGF/Ang2 Nanobody that is in Phase I clinical trial for patients with solid tumors; Anti-CX3CR1 Nanobody, which is in Phase I clinical trial for treating chronic kidney diseases; ozoralizumab, which has completed Phase I/IIa clinical trial for the treatment of auto-immune disorders with focus on rheumatoid arthritis; and ALX-0141, a trivalent Nanobody for the treatment of bone-loss related disorders comprising osteoporosis and bone metastasis, as well as completed a Phase I study in post-menopausal women. Ablynx NV has collaboration and alliance agreements with Merck & Co., Inc., AbbVie, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Merck KGaA, Eddingpharm, Novo Nordisk A/S, Novartis Pharma AG, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Sanofi S.A. The company was formerly known as MatchX and changed its name to Ablynx NV in June 2002. Ablynx NV was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium.

Microbot Medical Company Profile

Microbot Medical Inc., a pre-clinical medical device company, researches, designs, and develops micro-robotics assisted medical technologies targeting the minimally invasive surgery space. The company, through its ViRob and TipCAT micro-robotic technologies, is developing two product candidates, including the Self Cleaning Shunt for the treatment of hydrocephalus and normal pressure hydrocephalus; and a self-propelling, semi-disposable endoscope, which is used in colonoscopy procedures. It also holds an intellectual property portfolio that comprises 9 patent families, which include 9 patents granted in the United States, 12 patents granted outside the United States, and 15 patent applications pending worldwide. Microbot Medical Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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