Covance (NYSE: CVD) and Albany Molecular Research (NASDAQ:AMRI) are both companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
72.1% of Albany Molecular Research shares are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of Albany Molecular Research shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Covance and Albany Molecular Research’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Albany Molecular Research||-5.93%||-13.39%||-3.42%|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Covance and Albany Molecular Research, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Albany Molecular Research||0||4||0||0||2.00|
Albany Molecular Research has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.20%. Given Albany Molecular Research’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Albany Molecular Research is more favorable than Covance.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Covance and Albany Molecular Research’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Albany Molecular Research||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Covance Company Profile
Covance Inc. is engaged in drug development services. The Company provides a range of early-stage and late-stage product development services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The Company also provides laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical and food industries. The Company operates in two segments: early development services, and late-stage development services. The early development services include lead optimization services, preclinical services and clinical pharmacology services. The late-stage development services include central laboratory, Phase II-IV clinical development, and market access services.
Albany Molecular Research Company Profile
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is a contract research and manufacturing company. The Company operates through Discovery and Development Services (DDS), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Drug Product (DP) and Fine Chemicals (FC) segments. The DDS segment includes activities, such as drug lead discovery, optimization, drug development and small scale commercial manufacturing. The API segment includes pilot to commercial scale manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates. The DP segment includes pre-formulation, formulation and process development through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized sterile injectable products and ophthalmic formulations. The FC segment includes lab to commercial scale synthesis of reagents and diverse compounds. It supplies a range of services and technologies supporting the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, the manufacturing of API and drug product for new and generic drugs.
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