CytRx (NASDAQ: CYTR) is one of 186 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CytRx to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CytRx and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CytRx 0 0 2 0 3.00
CytRx Competitors 530 2396 6576 123 2.65

CytRx presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,137.11%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 18.39%. Given CytRx’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CytRx is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CytRx and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CytRx $200,000.00 -$50.76 million -1.11
CytRx Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -68.86

CytRx’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CytRx. CytRx 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CytRx N/A -210.45% -72.41%
CytRx Competitors -3,328.87% -100.00% -39.82%

Volatility and Risk

CytRx has a beta of 2.26, suggesting that its stock price is 126% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CytRx’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, suggesting that their average stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.0% of CytRx shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of CytRx shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CytRx competitors beat CytRx on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About CytRx

CytRx Corporation is a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. The Company is focused on the clinical development of aldoxorubicin, its modified version of the chemotherapeutic agent, doxorubicin. It is engaged in Phase III trials for aldoxorubicin as a therapy for patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) whose tumors have progressed after treatment with chemotherapy. It is also involved in evaluating aldoxorubicin in a Phase IIb clinical trial in small cell lung cancer; a Phase II clinical trial in human immunodeficiency virus-related Kaposi’s sarcoma; a Phase II clinical trial in patients with late-stage glioblastoma (brain cancer); a Phase Ib trial in combination with ifosfamide in patients with STS, and a Phase Ib trial in combination with gemcitabine in subjects with metastatic solid tumors. It is engaged in the pre-clinical development for DK049, an anti-cancer drug conjugate that utilizes its Linker Activated Drug Release (LADR) technology.

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