Contrasting Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:ELOX) and Intrexon (OTCMKTS:XON)

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (OTCMKTS:ELOX) and Intrexon (NASDAQ:XON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.3% of Intrexon shares are held by institutional investors. 44.0% of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.0% of Intrexon shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eloxx Pharmaceuticals and Intrexon’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Intrexon $160.57 million 5.44 -$509.34 million ($1.37) -3.92

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Intrexon.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Eloxx Pharmaceuticals and Intrexon, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals 0 1 3 0 2.75
Intrexon 1 1 1 0 2.00

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus price target of $12.75, indicating a potential upside of 148.54%. Intrexon has a consensus price target of $19.67, indicating a potential upside of 266.23%. Given Intrexon’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Intrexon is more favorable than Eloxx Pharmaceuticals.


This table compares Eloxx Pharmaceuticals and Intrexon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A
Intrexon -393.13% -45.51% -20.69%


Eloxx Pharmaceuticals beats Intrexon on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Eloxx Pharmaceuticals

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases. Its lead program is ELX-02, which is in Phase I clinical trial, which focuses on the treatment of cystic fibrosis and cystinosis patients with diagnosed nonsense mutations. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About Intrexon

Intrexon Corporation operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; Cell Systems Informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; Protein Engineering; Laser-Enabled Analysis and Processing; and ActoBiotics and AdenoVerse technology platforms. The company also provides reproductive technologies and other genetic processes to cattle breeders and producers; biological insect control solutions; technologies for non-browning apple without the use of any flavor-altering chemical or antioxidant additives; commercial aquaculture products; genetic preservation and cloning technologies; genetically engineered swine for medical and genetic research; and artwork, children's toys, and novelty goods that are derived from living organisms or enabled by synthetic biology. It serves health, food, energy, environment, and consumer markets. Intrexon Corporation has collaboration and license agreements with ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.; Oragenics, Inc.; Fibrocell Science, Inc.; Genopaver, LLC; S & I Ophthalmic, LLC; OvaXon, LLC; Intrexon Energy Partners, LLC; Persea Bio, LLC; Ares Trading S.A.; Intrexon Energy Partners II, LLC; Intrexon T1D Partners, LLC; AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.; Thrive Agrobiotics, Inc.; Exotech Bio, Inc.; Relieve Genetics, Inc.; AD Skincare, Inc.; Genten Therapeutics, Inc.; and CRS Bio, Inc. The company was formerly known as Genomatix Ltd. and changed its name to Intrexon Corporation in 2005. Intrexon Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Germantown, Maryland.

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