Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ASND) is one of 296 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Ascendis Pharma A/S to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ascendis Pharma A/S and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ascendis Pharma A/S N/A N/A -10.55
Ascendis Pharma A/S Competitors $263.26 million $68.25 million -6.41

Ascendis Pharma A/S’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ascendis Pharma A/S. Ascendis Pharma A/S 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.

Volatility and Risk

Ascendis Pharma A/S has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ascendis Pharma A/S’s competitors have a beta of 6.58, indicating that their average stock price is 558% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ascendis Pharma A/S and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ascendis Pharma A/S 0 1 5 0 2.83
Ascendis Pharma A/S Competitors 767 3061 11246 227 2.71

Ascendis Pharma A/S presently has a consensus target price of $36.95, suggesting a potential upside of 8.75%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 35.93%. Given Ascendis Pharma A/S’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ascendis Pharma A/S has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Ascendis Pharma A/S and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ascendis Pharma A/S -2,977.70% -67.76% -60.93%
Ascendis Pharma A/S Competitors -5,449.71% -442.49% -42.04%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.0% of Ascendis Pharma A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 40.0% of Ascendis Pharma A/S shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company 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.

Summary

Ascendis Pharma A/S beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Ascendis Pharma A/S

Ascendis Pharma A/S is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in applying its TransCon technology to develop sustained release prodrug therapies with several product candidates in clinical and preclinical development. The Company is developing its product candidate, TransCon human growth hormone (TransCon hGH) for once-weekly administration to treat growth hormone deficiency (GHD) and other indications. In addition to TransCon hGH, the Company has developed a pipeline of long-acting prodrug product candidates, such as TransCon Treprostinil for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), TransCon Peptides for the treatment of diabetes and TransCon Ranibizumab for the treatment of ophthalmology. It is also using its TransCon technology platform to develop TransCon Parathyroid Hormone (TransCon PTH) for hypoparathyroidism, a rare endocrine disorder of calcium and phosphate metabolism.

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