Comparison of Kura Oncology Inc. (KURA) and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ELOX)

Kura Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:KURA) and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ELOX), both competing one another are Biotechnology companies. We will contrast their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kura Oncology Inc. N/A 0.00 60.45M -1.67 0.00
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. N/A 0.00 47.19M -1.64 0.00

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of Kura Oncology Inc. and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kura Oncology Inc. 0.00% -44.8% -39.5%
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%

Volatility and Risk

Kura Oncology Inc. has a beta of 2.91 and its 191.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s 71.00% volatility makes it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 1.71 beta.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Kura Oncology Inc. are 14.8 and 14.8 respectively. Its competitor Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Current Ratio is 11.1 and its Quick Ratio is 11.1. Kura Oncology Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Kura Oncology Inc. and Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 84% and 54.2%. 11.7% are Kura Oncology Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 0.3% of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s shares.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Kura Oncology Inc. -2.2% -5.16% 22.4% -20.84% -32.98% 7.41%
Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. 3.99% 10.12% -16.74% -22.66% 82.67% 10.57%

For the past year Kura Oncology Inc.’s stock price has smaller growth than Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc.


On 5 of the 6 factors Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Inc. beats Kura Oncology Inc.

Kura Oncology, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops medicines for the treatment of cancers. Its pipeline consists of small molecule product candidates that target cancer. The companyÂ’s lead product candidate is Tipifarnib, an oral farnesyl transferase inhibitor that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of solid tumors, peripheral T-cell lymphomas, lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. It also develops KO-947, a small molecule inhibitor of extracellular signal related kinase used for the treatment for patients with tumors that have mutations in, or other dysregulation of, the mitogen-activated protein kinase; and KO-539, a small molecule inhibitor of the menin-mixed lineage leukemia. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare premature stop codon diseases. Its lead program is ELX-02, which is in Phase I clinical trial, which focuses on the treatment of cystic fibrosis and cystinosis patients with diagnosed nonsense mutations. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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