Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is one of 116 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Celgene Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Celgene Corporation has a beta of 1.88, suggesting that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celgene Corporation’s peers have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Celgene Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celgene Corporation 2 5 20 0 2.67
Celgene Corporation Competitors 827 3707 6739 183 2.55

Celgene Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $150.77, indicating a potential upside of 24.26%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 23.37%. Given Celgene Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Celgene Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Celgene Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Celgene Corporation $12.19 billion $4.83 billion 37.80
Celgene Corporation Competitors $8.20 billion $2.68 billion -1.31

Celgene Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Celgene Corporation 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celgene Corporation 21.35% 68.51% 17.04%
Celgene Corporation Competitors -2,882.23% -68.02% -8.95%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Celgene Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Celgene Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Celgene Corporation beats its peers on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Celgene Corporation Company Profile

Celgene Corporation is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through solutions in protein homeostasis, immuno-oncology, epigenetics, immunology and neuro-inflammation. Its commercial-stage products include REVLIMID (lenalidomide), POMALYST/IMNOVID (pomalidomide), OTEZLA (apremilast), ABRAXANE (paclitaxel albumin-bound particles for injectable suspension), VIDAZA, azacitidine for injection (generic version of VIDAZA) and THALOMID (thalidomide). Its clinical trial activity includes trials across the disease areas of hematology, solid tumors, and inflammation and immunology. The Company also markets ISTODAX, which is an epigenetic modifier. The Company is also evaluating AG-221 (enasidenib) in combination with VIDAZA in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia with isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 mutations.

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