Analyzing Mylan N.V. (MYL) and NephroGenex (NRX)

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) and NephroGenex (NASDAQ:NRX) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.


This table compares Mylan N.V. and NephroGenex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mylan N.V. 5.51% 22.42% 7.54%
NephroGenex N/A -211.97% -105.90%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Mylan N.V. and NephroGenex, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mylan N.V. 0 8 11 2 2.71
NephroGenex 0 0 1 0 3.00

Mylan N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $48.16, suggesting a potential upside of 55.95%. NephroGenex has a consensus target price of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12,391.08%. Given NephroGenex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NephroGenex is more favorable than Mylan N.V..

Institutional & Insider Ownership

70.2% of Mylan N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Mylan N.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mylan N.V. and NephroGenex’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mylan N.V. $12.01 billion 1.38 $3.88 billion $1.22 25.31
NephroGenex N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Mylan N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than NephroGenex.


Mylan N.V. beats NephroGenex on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mylan N.V. Company Profile

Mylan N.V. is a global pharmaceutical company. The Company develops, licenses, manufactures, markets and distributes generic and branded generic products for resale by others; specialty pharmaceuticals, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). It operates through two segments: Generics and Specialty. Its Generics segment primarily develops, manufactures, sells and distributes generic or branded generic pharmaceutical products in tablet, capsule, injectable, transdermal patch, gel, cream or ointment form, as well as API. Its Specialty segment is focused on respiratory and allergy therapies. The EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, is an epinephrine auto-injector. Its Perforomist Inhalation Solution is a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for the maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) patients. The Company also markets ULTIVA, which is an analgesic agent.

NephroGenex Company Profile

NephroGenex, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of therapeutics to treat kidney disease. The Company has paused the clinical program of its product candidate, oral Pyridorin, for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. The Company was primarily focused on the Phase III Pyridorin program, and other planned clinical and nonclinical studies and other work needed to submit Pyridorin for acute kidney injury (AKI), as well as the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in patients with Type II diabetes for regulatory approval in the United States and Europe. The Company has not generated any revenues.

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