Syndax Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNDX) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Syndax Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

70.7% of Syndax Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.2% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.1% of Syndax Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Syndax Pharmaceuticals $1.22 million -$53.19 million -4.19
Syndax Pharmaceuticals Competitors $578.59 million $241.91 million -6.43

Syndax Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Syndax Pharmaceuticals. Syndax Pharmaceuticals is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Syndax Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Syndax Pharmaceuticals 0 0 10 0 3.00
Syndax Pharmaceuticals Competitors 190 909 1681 67 2.57

Syndax Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus price target of $24.88, suggesting a potential upside of 109.03%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 1.64%. Given Syndax Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Syndax Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Syndax Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 4.78, indicating that its stock price is 378% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Syndax Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 1.24, indicating that their average stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Syndax Pharmaceuticals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Syndax Pharmaceuticals -4,294.59% -58.23% -45.65%
Syndax Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,073.01% 230.26% -22.81%

Summary

Syndax Pharmaceuticals beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Syndax Pharmaceuticals

Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Syndax) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a pipeline of combination therapies in multiple cancer indications. The Company‚Äôs product candidate, entinostat, which was granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA following positive results from its Phase IIb clinical trial, ENCORE 301, is being evaluated in a Phase III clinical trial for advanced hormone receptor positive breast cancer. It is developing entinostat, which has direct effects on both cancer cells and immune regulatory cells, and SNDX-6352, an anti-CSF-1R monoclonal antibody, to enhance the body’s immune response on tumors that have shown sensitivity to immunotherapy. Entinostat is being evaluated as a combination therapeutic in Phase Ib/II clinical trials with Merck & Co., Inc. for non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma, with Genentech, Inc. for TNBC, and with Pfizer Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, for ovarian cancer.

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