Soligenix (NASDAQ: SNGX) is one of 95 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Soligenix to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

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 -912.91% -186.15% -28.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Soligenix and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soligenix 0 0 2 0 3.00
Soligenix Competitors 122 460 1151 11 2.60

Soligenix currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 255.56%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 48.28%. Given Soligenix’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Soligenix is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Soligenix $6.98 million -$6.76 million -1.65
Soligenix Competitors $224.58 million $58.11 million -1.06

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 & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

Soligenix has a beta of 2.25, meaning that its stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Soligenix’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average stock price is 13% 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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