Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HALO) is one of 286 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Halozyme Therapeutics to similar companies based off the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Halozyme Therapeutics has a beta of 2.28, meaning that its share price is 128% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Halozyme Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 6.60, meaning that their average share price is 560% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.1% of Halozyme Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.8% of Halozyme Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Halozyme Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Halozyme Therapeutics -89.43% N/A -43.03%
Halozyme Therapeutics Competitors -4,668.50% -349.14% -42.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Halozyme Therapeutics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Halozyme Therapeutics 1 2 4 0 2.43
Halozyme Therapeutics Competitors 1362 4423 12178 310 2.63

Halozyme Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $14.86, suggesting a potential upside of 13.33%. All “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 34.15%. Given Halozyme Therapeutics’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Halozyme Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Halozyme Therapeutics and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Halozyme Therapeutics $134.17 million -$95.85 million -14.10
Halozyme Therapeutics Competitors $464.68 million $167.59 million -6.57

Halozyme Therapeutics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Halozyme Therapeutics. Halozyme Therapeutics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Halozyme Therapeutics peers beat Halozyme Therapeutics on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Halozyme Therapeutics

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing oncology therapies. The Company operates in research, development and commercialization of human enzymes and other drug candidates. The Company’s segment also includes research and development activities and product sales of Hylenex recombinant. The Company’s development pipeline consists of clinical-stage product candidates in oncology. Its lead oncology program is PEGPH20 (polyethylene glycol (PEG)ylated recombinant human hyaluronidase), a molecular entity being developed for the systemic treatment of tumors, which accumulate HA. It is in Phase II and Phase III clinical testing for PEGPH20 in stage IV pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (Studies 109-202 and 109-301); Phase Ib clinical testing in non-small cell lung cancer (Study 107-201), and in Phase Ib clinical testing in non-small cell lung cancer and gastric cancer (Study 107-101).

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