Soligenix (NASDAQ: SNGX) is one of 93 public companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Soligenix to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Soligenix and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Soligenix -86.15% -129.88% -74.33%
Soligenix Competitors -917.30% -187.05% -24.43%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Soligenix and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Soligenix $6.98 million -$6.76 million -1.65
Soligenix Competitors $223.74 million $57.84 million -0.65

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of Soligenix shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Soligenix shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Soligenix and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soligenix 0 0 2 0 3.00
Soligenix Competitors 163 543 1199 16 2.56

Soligenix currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 255.56%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 55.12%. Given Soligenix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Soligenix is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Soligenix has a beta of 2.33, suggesting that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Soligenix’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Soligenix Company Profile

Soligenix, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases. The Company operates through two segments: BioTherapeutics and Vaccines/BioDefense. Its BioTherapeutics segment is developing a photodynamic therapy (SGX301) utilizing topical synthetic hypericin activated with safe visible light for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), formulations of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (BDP) for the prevention/treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders characterized by severe inflammation, and its innate defense regulator (IDR) technology, dusquetide (SGX942) for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer. Its Vaccines/BioDefense business segment includes active development programs for RiVax, its ricin toxin vaccine candidate, OrbeShield, its GI acute radiation syndrome (GI ARS) therapeutic candidate, and SGX943, its melioidosis therapeutic candidate.

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