XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA) is one of 95 public companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare XOMA Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for XOMA Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XOMA Corporation 0 2 2 0 2.50
XOMA Corporation Competitors 122 460 1151 11 2.60

XOMA Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 19.51%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 59.74%. Given XOMA Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe XOMA Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


This table compares XOMA Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XOMA Corporation -329.42% N/A -155.46%
XOMA Corporation Competitors -912.91% -186.15% -28.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares XOMA Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
XOMA Corporation $12.31 million -$30.55 million -2.89
XOMA Corporation Competitors $224.58 million $58.11 million -1.06

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

Risk and Volatility

XOMA Corporation has a beta of 3.2, meaning that its share price is 220% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XOMA Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.9% of XOMA Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of XOMA Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


XOMA Corporation peers beat XOMA Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About XOMA Corporation

XOMA Corporation is a development-stage biotechnology company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics. It has five products in its endocrine portfolio, two of which are developed as part of its XOMA Metabolism (XMet) platform. Its products include XOMA 358, XOMA 129, XOMA 213 and Gevokizumab. Its XOMA 358 is meant for long-acting treatment of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. XOMA 129 is meant for rapid onset, short-acting treatment of severe acute hypoglycemia. XOMA 213 is a Phase II-ready product candidate targeting the prolactin receptor, as well as research-stage programs targeting the parathyroid receptor (PTH1R) and the adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH). Gevokizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody with allosteric properties that has the potential to treat patients with a range of inflammatory diseases. Its technologies include Antibody Discovery Advanced Platform Technologies (ADAPT), ModulX and OptimX.

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