Comparing BeyondSpring (BYSI) and CytRx (CYTR)

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BeyondSpring (NASDAQ: BYSI) and CytRx (NASDAQ:CYTR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of BeyondSpring shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.1% of CytRx shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of CytRx shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for BeyondSpring and CytRx, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BeyondSpring 0 0 4 0 3.00
CytRx 0 0 1 0 3.00

BeyondSpring currently has a consensus price target of $54.50, indicating a potential upside of 103.59%. CytRx has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,418.99%. Given CytRx’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CytRx is more favorable than BeyondSpring.

Profitability

This table compares BeyondSpring and CytRx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BeyondSpring N/A N/A N/A
CytRx N/A -187.35% -65.74%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BeyondSpring and CytRx’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BeyondSpring N/A N/A -$12.01 million ($4.40) -6.08
CytRx $100,000.00 443.03 -$34.98 million N/A N/A

BeyondSpring has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CytRx.

BeyondSpring Company Profile

BeyondSpring Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of cancer therapies. The company is advancing its lead asset, Plinabulin, into a Phase 2/3 clinical trial for the reduction of docetaxel chemotherapy-induced severe, grade 4 neutropenia; a Phase 2/3 clinical trial for the prevention of non-docetaxel chemotherapy-induced severe, grade 4 neutropenia; a Phase 3 clinical trial as an anticancer agent in combination with docetaxel in advanced NSCLC; and Phase 1/2 clinical trials with the immuno-oncology agent nivolumab. BeyondSpring Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

CytRx Company Profile

CytRx Corporation operates as a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. The company's product candidate is the aldoxorubicin, which is in Phase III clinical trial as a therapy for patients with soft tissue sarcomas (STS) whose tumors have progressed following treatment with chemotherapy; in Phase IIb clinical trial in small cell lung cancer; in Phase II clinical trial in HIV-related Kaposi's sarcoma; in Phase II clinical trial in patients with late-stage glioblastoma (brain cancer); in Phase Ib trial in combination with ifosfamide in patients with STS; and in Phase Ib trial in combination with gemcitabine in subjects with metastatic solid tumors. It also has completed Phase IIb and Phase Ib/II clinical trials with aldoxorubicin as a first-line therapy for STS; a Phase Ib clinical trial of aldoxorubicin in combination with doxorubicin in patients with advanced solid tumors; and a Phase Ib pharmacokinetics clinical trial in patients with metastatic solid tumors. The company is also developing anti-cancer drug conjugates, which utilizes its Linker Activated Drug Release technology. CytRx Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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