Cabaletta Bio (NASDAQ:CABA) & NOVOZYMES A/S/S (NASDAQ:NVZMY) Critical Review

NOVOZYMES A/S/S (OTCMKTS:NVZMY) and Cabaletta Bio (NASDAQ:CABA) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

NOVOZYMES A/S/S pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Cabaletta Bio does not pay a dividend. NOVOZYMES A/S/S pays out 28.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for NOVOZYMES A/S/S and Cabaletta Bio, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NOVOZYMES A/S/S 1 1 3 0 2.40
Cabaletta Bio 0 0 3 0 3.00

Cabaletta Bio has a consensus price target of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 64.30%. Given Cabaletta Bio’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cabaletta Bio is more favorable than NOVOZYMES A/S/S.

Profitability

This table compares NOVOZYMES A/S/S and Cabaletta Bio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NOVOZYMES A/S/S 21.08% 26.90% 14.94%
Cabaletta Bio N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NOVOZYMES A/S/S and Cabaletta Bio’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NOVOZYMES A/S/S $2.28 billion 6.31 $511.00 million $1.75 27.70
Cabaletta Bio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NOVOZYMES A/S/S has higher revenue and earnings than Cabaletta Bio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of NOVOZYMES A/S/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

NOVOZYMES A/S/S beats Cabaletta Bio on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

NOVOZYMES A/S/S Company Profile

Novozymes A/S produces and sells industrial enzymes and microorganisms worldwide. The company offers agriculture solutions, including crop protection, and animal health and nutrition solutions; fermentation, lignecellulosic hydrolysis, liquefaction, process enhancement, and saccharifaction solutions for bioenergy; baking, beverages, dairy, and protein ingredients for the food and beverage industry; and laundry, dishwashing, hand washing, and cleaning solutions for the household care industry. It also provides wastewater solutions, such as additives, biogas production, industrial bio cleaning, compound removal, odor control, and system start-up solutions; and textile solutions comprising bioscouring, bleach clean-up, desizing, denim finishing and abrasion, and biopolishing solutions. In addition, the company offers forest products that include bleach boosting, deinking, fiber modification, effluent control, pitch and stickies control, and starch modification products; and leather solutions, which comprise biopreparation, degreasing, and re-bating. Further, it provides pharmaceutical solutions, including lipases, immobilized lipases, and proteases for biocatalysis; and rtrypsin for cell culture. Novozymes A/S has a strategic collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health for the research and development, production, marketing, and sale of a portfolio of probiotic products. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

Cabaletta Bio Company Profile

Cabaletta Bio, Inc. operates as a clinical-stage biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of engineered T cell therapies for B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. The company's proprietary technology utilizes chimeric autoantibody receptor (CAAR) T cells that are designed to selectively bind and eliminate B cells that produce disease-causing autoantibodies or pathogenic B cells. Its lead product candidate is DSG3-CAART, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of mucosal pemphigus vulgaris, an autoimmune blistering skin disease. The company's products under discovery-stage or preclinical development include DSG3/1-CAART for targeting pathogenic B cells in patients with mucocutaneous pemphigus vulgaris; MuSK-CAART for the treatment of patients with myasthenia gravis; and FVIII-CAART for use as an adjunctive therapy targeting a subset of patients with Hemophilia A. Cabaletta Bio, Inc. has a collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania; and research agreement with The Regents of the University of California. The company was formerly known as Tycho Therapeutics, Inc. and changed its name to Cabaletta Bio, Inc. in August 2018. Cabaletta Bio, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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