Senseonics Holdings (NASDAQ: SENS) and Zogenix (NASDAQ:ZGNX) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Senseonics Holdings and Zogenix, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Senseonics Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 100.89%. Zogenix has a consensus price target of $24.75, indicating a potential upside of 116.16%. Given Zogenix’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Zogenix is more favorable than Senseonics Holdings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Senseonics Holdings and Zogenix’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Senseonics Holdings||$1.68 million||164.27||-$43.81 million||N/A||N/A|
|Zogenix||$27.38 million||10.39||-$72.48 million||($3.43)||-3.34|
Senseonics Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Zogenix.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.6% of Zogenix shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Zogenix shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Senseonics Holdings and Zogenix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Zogenix beats Senseonics Holdings on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Senseonics Holdings Company Profile
Senseonics Holdings, Inc. is a medical technology company. The Company focuses on the design, development and commercialization of glucose monitoring systems. The Company operates through glucose monitoring systems segment. It offers a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, Eversense, which is designed an implantable CGM system designed to continually measure glucose levels in people with diabetes. The Company’s Eversense system consists of components, such as a sensor, which is inserted subcutaneously in the upper arm by a healthcare provider; an external removable smart transmitter that receives, assesses and relays the data from the sensor and also provides vibratory alerts, and a mobile application that receives data from the transmitter and provides real-time glucose readings, alerts and other data on the user’s mobile device, such as a smartphone, Apple Watch or tablet.
Zogenix Company Profile
Zogenix, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company engaged in developing and commercializing central nervous system (CNS) therapies that address specific clinical needs for people living with orphan and other CNS disorders. Its primary area of therapeutic focus is epilepsy and related seizure disorders. Its lead product candidate, ZX008, is a low-dose fenfluramine for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome. ZX008 has received orphan drug designation in the United States and European Union (EU), for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. The Company has an additional product candidate, Relday (risperidone once-monthly long-acting injectable) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Relday is a long-acting injectable formulation of risperidone. Risperidone is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults and teenagers 13 years of age and older. It has completed the Phase I program for Relday.
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