Analyzing Adamis Pharmaceuticals (ADMP) and Eli Lilly and (LLY)

Adamis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ADMP) and Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Adamis Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eli Lilly and has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Adamis Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adamis Pharmaceuticals -143.15% -57.74% -42.37%
Eli Lilly and 9.90% 30.27% 10.82%

Dividends

Eli Lilly and pays an annual dividend of $2.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Adamis Pharmaceuticals does not pay a dividend. Eli Lilly and pays out 99.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Eli Lilly and has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Adamis Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adamis Pharmaceuticals 0 0 3 0 3.00
Eli Lilly and 1 4 10 0 2.60

Adamis Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $10.33, suggesting a potential upside of 129.63%. Eli Lilly and has a consensus price target of $93.87, suggesting a potential upside of 9.07%. Given Adamis Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Adamis Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than Eli Lilly and.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Adamis Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adamis Pharmaceuticals $6.47 million 23.22 -$19.43 million ($0.70) -6.43
Eli Lilly and $21.22 billion 4.47 $2.74 billion $2.10 40.98

Eli Lilly and has higher revenue and earnings than Adamis Pharmaceuticals. Adamis Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Eli Lilly and, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.6% of Adamis Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of Eli Lilly and shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of Adamis Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Eli Lilly and shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Eli Lilly and beats Adamis Pharmaceuticals on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Adamis Pharmaceuticals

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development of its specialty pharmaceutical products. The Company is developing various products in the allergy and respiratory markets, including a dry powder inhaler technology that it acquired from 3M Company (3M). The Company’s product portfolio includes specialty pharmaceutical products, such as Epinephrine pre-filled syringe (PFS), APC-5000 dry powder inhaler (DPI), APC-1000 and APC-2000, and biotechnology products, such as TeloB-VAX (vaccine), APC-100, APC-200 and APC-300. The Company’s lead product candidate, the Epinephrine Injection USP 1:1000 0.3 milligram Pre-filled Single Dose Syringe, or the Epinephrine PFS, is a pre-filled syringe designed to deliver a premeasured 0.3 milligrams dose of epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis. The Company also has licensed vaccine technology called somatic transgene immunization (STI) technology.

About Eli Lilly and

Eli Lilly and Company is engaged in drug manufacturing business. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products in two segments: human pharmaceutical products and animal health products. The Company’s human pharmaceutical business segment sells medicines, which are discovered or developed by its scientists. Its animal health business segment operates through the Company’s Elanco division, which develops, manufactures and markets products for both food animals and companion animals. The Company’s human pharmaceutical products include endocrinology products, neuroscience products, oncology products, immunology products and cardiovascular products. The Company’s animal health products segment includes products for food animals and products for companion animals. As of December 31, 2016, the Company manufactured and distributed its products through facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico and 14 other countries.

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