TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ: TXMD) is one of 20 public companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare TherapeuticsMD to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.5% of TherapeuticsMD shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.1% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.9% of TherapeuticsMD shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

TherapeuticsMD has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TherapeuticsMD’s competitors have a beta of 1.50, indicating that their average share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for TherapeuticsMD and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TherapeuticsMD 0 1 8 0 2.89
TherapeuticsMD Competitors 68 331 986 29 2.69

TherapeuticsMD presently has a consensus price target of $15.25, suggesting a potential upside of 168.96%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 22.42%. Given TherapeuticsMD’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TherapeuticsMD is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares TherapeuticsMD and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TherapeuticsMD -457.00% -65.16% -58.66%
TherapeuticsMD Competitors -540.11% -41.82% -24.80%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares TherapeuticsMD and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
TherapeuticsMD $19.36 million -$89.87 million -14.17
TherapeuticsMD Competitors $3.02 billion $642.98 million -24.39

TherapeuticsMD’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than TherapeuticsMD. TherapeuticsMD is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About TherapeuticsMD

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is a women’s healthcare company engaged in creating and commercializing products for women. The Company is focused on pursuing regulatory approvals and pre-commercialization activities necessary for commercialization of its hormone therapy pharmaceutical products. Its drug candidates used in clinical trials are designed to alleviate symptoms of and reduce health risks resulting from menopause-related hormone deficiencies, including hot flashes, osteoporosis and vaginal discomfort. With its SYMBODA technology, it is developing hormone therapy pharmaceutical products to enable delivery of bio-identical hormones through dosage forms and administration routes. Its product line includes vitaTrue, vitaPearl, vitaMedMD Plus, vitaMedMD One Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD Plus Rx Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD One Rx Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD Iron 21/7, vitaMedMD Vitamin D3 50,000 IU, BocaGreenMD Prena1 Pearl and BocaGreenMD Prena1 Chew.

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