Autolus Therapeutics (AUTL) and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX) Financial Contrast

Autolus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AUTL) and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

44.2% of Autolus Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.3% of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Autolus Therapeutics and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autolus Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals -428.00% -141.00% -58.48%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Autolus Therapeutics and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autolus Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals $25.19 million 38.96 -$65.78 million ($0.78) -11.47

Autolus Therapeutics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than BioCryst Pharmaceuticals.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Autolus Therapeutics and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autolus Therapeutics 0 1 4 0 2.80
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals 0 3 6 0 2.67

Autolus Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $44.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.32%. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has a consensus target price of $11.93, suggesting a potential upside of 33.28%. Given BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Autolus Therapeutics.

Summary

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals beats Autolus Therapeutics on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Autolus Therapeutics

Autolus Therapeutics Plc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, is developing next-generation programmed T cell therapies. It has a pipeline of product candidates in development for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumors. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, designs, optimizes, and develops small molecule drugs that block key enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of diseases. The company markets peramivir, an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor, which is approved for uncomplicated seasonal and acute influenza in the United States and Canada under the name RAPIVAB, in Japan and Taiwan as RAPIACTA, and in Korea as PERAMIFLU; and Mundesine, an oral purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibitor to treat cancer in Japan. It also develops BCX7353 and second generation kallikrein inhibitors, which are oral serine protease inhibitors targeting plasma kallikrein for hereditary angioedema; BCX9250 and BCX9499, which are activin receptor-like kinase-2 inhibitors for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive; and Galidesivir, a RNA dependent-RNA polymerase inhibitor to treat RNA viruses. The company has collaborations and in-license relationships with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Seqirus UK Limited; Shionogi & Co., Ltd.; Green Cross Corporation; Mundipharma International Holdings Limited; and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

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