T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ: TTOO) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare T2 Biosystems to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares T2 Biosystems and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
T2 Biosystems $3.89 million -$49.26 million -2.31
T2 Biosystems Competitors $827.05 million $159.46 million 33.79

T2 Biosystems’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than T2 Biosystems. T2 Biosystems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.6% of T2 Biosystems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.4% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.7% of T2 Biosystems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares T2 Biosystems and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
T2 Biosystems -1,473.71% -178.83% -71.46%
T2 Biosystems Competitors -128.72% -37.35% -10.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for T2 Biosystems and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
T2 Biosystems 1 2 3 0 2.33
T2 Biosystems Competitors 322 1477 2588 105 2.55

T2 Biosystems currently has a consensus target price of $6.83, indicating a potential upside of 51.18%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 5.65%. Given T2 Biosystems’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe T2 Biosystems is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

T2 Biosystems has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, T2 Biosystems’ competitors have a beta of 1.08, indicating that their average share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

T2 Biosystems competitors beat T2 Biosystems on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About T2 Biosystems

T2 Biosystems, Inc. is an in vitro diagnostics company engaged in developing a technology platform offering an alternative to diagnostic methodologies. The Company’s T2 Magnetic Resonance platform (T2MR) enables detection of pathogens, biomarkers and other abnormalities in a range of unpurified patient sample types, including whole blood, plasma, serum, saliva, sputum and urine, and can detect cellular targets at limits of detection as one colony forming unit per milliliter (CFU/mL). The Company’s initial development efforts target sepsis, hemostasis and Lyme disease. T2MR is a miniaturized, magnetic resonance-based approach that measures how water molecules react in the presence of magnetic fields. Its platform detects a range of targets, including molecular targets, such as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), immunodiagnostics, such as proteins, and a range of hemostasis measurements. The Company offers T2Dx Instrument (T2Dx) and the T2Candida Panel.

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