Financial Analysis: Mymetics (MYMX) versus Replimune Group (REPL)

Replimune Group (NASDAQ:REPL) and Mymetics (OTCMKTS:MYMX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.0% of Replimune Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 54.2% of Mymetics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Replimune Group and Mymetics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Replimune Group N/A N/A -$19.70 million N/A N/A
Mymetics $1.14 million N/A -$4.93 million N/A N/A

Mymetics has higher revenue and earnings than Replimune Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Replimune Group and Mymetics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Replimune Group 0 1 3 0 2.75
Mymetics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Replimune Group currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 79.54%. Given Replimune Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Replimune Group is more favorable than Mymetics.

Profitability

This table compares Replimune Group and Mymetics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Replimune Group N/A -55.31% -29.10%
Mymetics -425.24% N/A -54.73%

Summary

Replimune Group beats Mymetics on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Replimune Group Company Profile

Replimune Group, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on the development of oncolytic immunotherapies to treat cancer. The company uses its proprietary Immulytic platform to design and develop product candidates that are intended to activate the immune system against cancer. Its lead product candidate is RP1, a selectively replicating version of herpes simplex virus 1 that is in Phase I/II clinical trials for a range of solid tumors. The company is also developing RP2, which is in Preclinical trials to express an anti-CTLA-4 antibody-like protein in order to block the inhibition of the immune response otherwise caused by CTLA-4; and RP3 that is in Preclinical trials to express immune-activating proteins that stimulate T cells. Replimune Group, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Mymetics Company Profile

Mymetics Corporation, a vaccine company, focuses on developing vaccines for infectious diseases primarily in Switzerland. The company's product pipeline includes vaccine candidates, such as HIV-1/AIDS, intra nasal influenza, malaria, chikungunya, herpes simplex virus, and the respiratory syncitial virus (RSV) vaccine. It has a collaboration agreement with Texas Biomedical Research Institute; PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative; the Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop and produce virosome based vaccine formulations for a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine candidate; RSV Corporation for developing the RSV vaccine; and Sanofi Pasteur Biologics, LLC to investigate the immunogenicity of influenza vaccines. The company was formerly known as ICHOR Corporation and changed its name to Mymetics Corporation in July 2001. Mymetics Corporation was founded in 1990 and is based in Epalinges, Switzerland.

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