Champions Oncology (NASDAQ:CSBR) versus Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) Head-To-Head Survey

Champions Oncology (NASDAQ:CSBR) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Champions Oncology and Gilead Sciences, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Champions Oncology 0 0 2 0 3.00
Gilead Sciences 1 6 15 0 2.64

Champions Oncology presently has a consensus target price of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 77.05%. Gilead Sciences has a consensus target price of $80.09, suggesting a potential upside of 18.73%. Given Champions Oncology’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Champions Oncology is more favorable than Gilead Sciences.

Volatility & Risk

Champions Oncology has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gilead Sciences has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Champions Oncology and Gilead Sciences’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Champions Oncology $20.24 million 4.70 -$1.47 million ($0.14) -58.50
Gilead Sciences $22.13 billion 3.89 $5.46 billion $6.15 10.97

Gilead Sciences has higher revenue and earnings than Champions Oncology. Champions Oncology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Gilead Sciences, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Gilead Sciences pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Champions Oncology does not pay a dividend. Gilead Sciences pays out 41.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Gilead Sciences has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Champions Oncology and Gilead Sciences’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Champions Oncology -1.16% -22.94% -3.00%
Gilead Sciences 26.40% 37.98% 13.10%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.8% of Champions Oncology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.7% of Gilead Sciences shares are owned by institutional investors. 44.3% of Champions Oncology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Gilead Sciences shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Gilead Sciences beats Champions Oncology on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Champions Oncology

Champions Oncology, Inc. develops and sells technology solutions and products to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs in the United States. Its Tumorgraft Technology Platform is an approach to personalizing cancer care based upon the implantation of human tumors in immune-deficient mice. The company, through its Tumorgraft Technology Platform, provides Personalized Oncology Solutions (POS) that assist physicians in developing personalized treatment options for cancer patients through tumor specific data obtained from drug panels and related personalized oncology services. The company also offers POS products, including personalized tumor boards that are designed to provide access to oncologists with expertise in particular tumor types; and provides access to gene sequencing that analyzes the genetic makeup of patient's tumor for the purpose of identifying potentially useful drugs. In addition, it offers Translational Oncology Solutions, including a preclinical Tumorgraft platform to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Champions Oncology, Inc. markets its products through Internet, word of mouth, and sales force to patients and physicians. The company was formerly known as Champions Biotechnology, Inc. and changed its name to Champions Oncology, Inc. in April 2011 to reflect its new focus on developing technologies to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs. Champions Oncology, Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey.

About Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in the areas of unmet medical needs in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company's products include Biktarvy, Descovy, Odefsey, Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, and Truvada for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Vosevi, Vemlidy, Epclusa, Harvoni, and Viread products for treating liver diseases. It also provides Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma; Zydelig, a kinase inhibitor; Letairis, an oral formulation of an endothelin receptor antagonist for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet to treat chronic angina; and AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections. In addition, the company offers its products under the name Cayston, Emtriva, Hepsera, Sovaldi, and Tybost. Further, it develops product candidates for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, hematology/oncology, inflammation/respiratory diseases, and others. The company markets its products through its commercial teams; and in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Janssen Sciences Ireland UC; Japan Tobacco Inc.; Galapagos NV; Scholar Rock Holding Corporation; Tango Therapeutics; National Cancer Institute; Pfizer, Inc.; Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.; Gadeta B.V.; HiFiBiO Therapeutics; Agenus Inc.; HOOKIPA Pharma Inc.; Goldfinch Bio, Inc.; and insitro Inc. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

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