Innovus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INNV) and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) are both small-cap healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Innovus Pharmaceuticals and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Innovus Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. 0 2 4 0 2.67

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. has a consensus price target of $8.33, suggesting a potential upside of 115.89%. Given Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. is more favorable than Innovus Pharmaceuticals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.8% of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Innovus Pharmaceuticals and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Innovus Pharmaceuticals $7.79 million N/A -$6.28 million N/A N/A
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. N/A N/A -$24.36 million ($6.90) -0.56

Innovus Pharmaceuticals has higher revenue and earnings than Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp..

Profitability

This table compares Innovus Pharmaceuticals and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Innovus Pharmaceuticals -116.92% -493.09% -116.77%
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. N/A -84.89% -78.71%

Summary

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. beats Innovus Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Innovus Pharmaceuticals

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization, licensing, and development of non-prescription medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women’s health and vitality and respiratory diseases. The Company markets approximately five products in the United States and six in a range of countries around the world through its commercial partners. It has commercial agreements in over 60 countries around the world through its commercial partners. Its marketed products include Zestra, EjectDelay, Sensum+, Zestra Glide, Vesele and Androferti. In addition, the Company has a pipeline of over three additional products, including FlutiCare Over-The-Counter (OTC) for Allergic Rhinitis; Urocis XR, an extended release of Vaccinium Marcocarpon (cranberry), and AndroVit, a supplement to support overall prostate and male sexual health, which is marketed in Europe.

About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, engages in developing pharmaceutical products for central nervous system disorders. The company’s lead program focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and economic burden. Its lead product candidate includes TNX-102 SL, a cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablet, which is in Phase III clinical stage for the treatment of PTSD; and Phase III clinical stage for the treatment of military-related PTSD. The company’s product candidates also include TNX-601, an oral formulation of tianeptine oxalate for PTSD and cognitive dysfunction associated with steroid use; TNX-801, a smallpox-preventing vaccine based on a live synthetic version of horsepox virus; TNX-301, a fixed-dose combination drug product for alcohol use disorders; and TNX-701 for radiation injuries. Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

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