Comparing LogicBio Therapeutics (LOGC) & Mesoblast (MESO)

LogicBio Therapeutics (NASDAQ:LOGC) and Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LogicBio Therapeutics and Mesoblast’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LogicBio Therapeutics N/A N/A -$17.62 million ($3.04) -4.52
Mesoblast $17.34 million 29.27 -$35.29 million ($0.63) -8.56

LogicBio Therapeutics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mesoblast. Mesoblast is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LogicBio Therapeutics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for LogicBio Therapeutics and Mesoblast, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LogicBio Therapeutics 0 0 4 0 3.00
Mesoblast 0 0 4 0 3.00

LogicBio Therapeutics presently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 74.55%. Mesoblast has a consensus target price of $15.13, indicating a potential upside of 180.61%. Given Mesoblast’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mesoblast is more favorable than LogicBio Therapeutics.

Profitability

This table compares LogicBio Therapeutics and Mesoblast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LogicBio Therapeutics N/A N/A N/A
Mesoblast -528.80% -15.98% -12.53%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.5% of LogicBio Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.8% of Mesoblast shares are held by institutional investors. 43.5% of LogicBio Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.8% of Mesoblast shares are held by 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.

Summary

LogicBio Therapeutics beats Mesoblast on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

LogicBio Therapeutics Company Profile

LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc., a genome editing company, focuses on developing medicines to treat rare diseases in patients with unmet medical need using GeneRide technology platform. The GeneRide technology is designed to integrate corrective genes into a patient's genome to provide a therapeutic effect. Its lead product candidate is LB-001 for the treatment of Methylmalonic Acidemia, a life-threatening disease that presents at birth. The company has a partnership with Children's Medical Research Institute to develop new viral vectors. LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mesoblast Company Profile

Mesoblast Limited, a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes allogeneic cellular medicines. Its proprietary regenerative medicine technology platform is based on specialized cells known as mesenchymal lineage adult stem cells. The company's products under the Phase III clinical trials include MSC-100-IV for steroid refractory acute graft versus host disease; MPC-150-IM for advanced heart failure; and MPC-06-ID for chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease. It is also developing MPC-300-IV that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of biologic refractory rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic kidney diseases, and type 2 diabetic nephropathy. It operates in the United States, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. Mesoblast Limited has strategic partnerships with Tasly Pharmaceutical Group to offer MPC-150-IM for heart failure and MPC-25-IC for heart attacks in China; and JCR Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. for the treatment of wound healing in epidermolysis bullosa. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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