Critical Contrast: Tenax Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TENX) and Iqvia (NASDAQ:IQV)

Tenax Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TENX) and Iqvia (NYSE:IQV) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Tenax Therapeutics and Iqvia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tenax Therapeutics N/A -162.32% -145.05%
Iqvia 2.24% 16.95% 4.99%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tenax Therapeutics and Iqvia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tenax Therapeutics N/A N/A -$6.81 million ($9.04) -0.13
Iqvia $10.41 billion 2.56 $259.00 million $5.12 26.87

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Tenax Therapeutics and Iqvia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tenax Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Iqvia 0 2 14 1 2.94

Iqvia has a consensus price target of $166.46, suggesting a potential upside of 20.98%. Given Iqvia’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Iqvia is more favorable than Tenax Therapeutics.

Risk and Volatility

Tenax Therapeutics has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iqvia has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

16.8% of Tenax Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of Iqvia shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Tenax Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Iqvia 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.

Summary

Iqvia beats Tenax Therapeutics on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Tenax Therapeutics Company Profile

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focused on the identification, development, and commercialization of a portfolio of products for the critical care market in the United States and Canada. It focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products containing levosimendan, 2.5 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion/5ml vial for use in the reduction of morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery patients at risk for developing Low Cardiac Output Syndrome. The company was formerly known as Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. in September 2014. Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Iqvia Company Profile

IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides advanced analytics, technology solutions, and contract research services to the life sciences industry in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Technology & Analytics Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Contract Sales & Medical Solutions. The Technology & Analytics Solutions segment offers a range of cloud-based applications and related implementation, real-world insights, and reference information services; and strategic and implementation consulting services, such as advanced analytics and commercial processes outsourcing services. This segment also provides country level performance metrics related to sales of pharmaceutical products, prescribing trends, medical treatment, and promotional activity across various channels, including retail, hospital, and mail order to life science companies, and investment and financial sectors that deal with life science companies; and measurement of sales or prescribing activity at the regional, zip code, and individual prescriber level to pharmaceutical sales organizations. The Research & Development Solutions segment offers biopharmaceutical development services comprising project management and clinical monitoring, clinical trial support, and strategic planning and design services, as well as clinical trial, genomic, and bioanalytical laboratory services. The Contract Sales & Medical Solutions segment provides health care provider and patient engagement services, and scientific strategy and medical affairs services. IQVIA Holdings Inc. serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device and diagnostic, and consumer health companies. The company was formerly known as Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to IQVIA Holdings Inc. in November 2017. IQVIA Holdings Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

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