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

Risk & Volatility

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.52, meaning that its share price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Epirus Biopharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Epirus Biopharmaceuticals and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals N/A N/A -0.06
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Competitors $224.52 million $58.08 million -1.08

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Epirus Biopharmaceuticals. Epirus Biopharmaceuticals 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 Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Epirus Biopharmaceuticals and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Competitors 122 463 1157 11 2.60

As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 55.95%. Given Epirus Biopharmaceuticals’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Epirus Biopharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Epirus Biopharmaceuticals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals -2,025.65% -208.66% -97.67%
Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Competitors -910.58% -183.99% -27.07%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Summary

Epirus Biopharmaceuticals peers beat Epirus Biopharmaceuticals on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Epirus Biopharmaceuticals

EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Epirus) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on biosimilars, which are biologic drugs. Its segment is the development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies for emerging markets. The Company’s products include BOW015, a biosimilar version of Remicade, which is a monoclonal antibody against tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a); BOW050, a biosimilar version of Humira, which is an inhibitor of TNF-a used to treat inflammatory diseases; BOW070, a biosimilar version of Actemra, which is an immunosuppressive drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular arthritis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis; BOW090, a biosimilar version of STELARA, which is an immunosuppressant drug for the treatment of plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis; BOW100, a biosimilar version of SIMPONI, which is an inhibitor of TNF-a, and BOW080, a biosimilar version of Soliris, which is used to treat ultra-rare blood disorders.

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