Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ: ASMB) is one of 19 public companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Assembly Biosciences to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Assembly Biosciences and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Assembly Biosciences $3.04 million -$50.92 million -11.05
Assembly Biosciences Competitors $2.40 billion $905.93 million 3.52

Assembly Biosciences’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Assembly Biosciences. Assembly Biosciences 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Assembly Biosciences and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Assembly Biosciences 0 0 1 0 3.00
Assembly Biosciences Competitors 98 367 965 28 2.63

Assembly Biosciences currently has a consensus target price of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.63%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 25.60%. Given Assembly Biosciences’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Assembly Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.3% of Assembly Biosciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.6% of Assembly Biosciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Assembly Biosciences N/A -68.83% -43.63%
Assembly Biosciences Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Risk and Volatility

Assembly Biosciences has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Assembly Biosciences’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Assembly Biosciences rivals beat Assembly Biosciences on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Assembly Biosciences Company Profile

Assembly Biosciences, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing two platform programs, such as a class of oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and a class of oral synthetic live therapeutics, which are designed to restore health to a dysbiotic microbiome. It has discovered various core protein Allosteric Modulators (CpAMs), which are small molecules that directly target and allosterically modulate the HBV core (HBc) protein. Its Microbiome Program consists of an integrated platform that includes a strain identification and selection process, methods for strain isolation and growth under current good manufacturing practice conditions, and a delivery system, GEMICEL, which allows for targeted oral delivery of live biologic and conventional therapies to the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The lead product candidate from this platform, AB-M101, is in development for the treatment of clostridium difficile-infections.

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