Oncomed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OMED) is one of 187 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Oncomed Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Oncomed Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.8, suggesting that its share price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oncomed Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 1.58, suggesting that their average share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.4% of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 32.8% of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Oncomed Pharmaceuticals and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals $25.15 million -$103.10 million -2.44
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -70.24

Oncomed Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Oncomed Pharmaceuticals. Oncomed Pharmaceuticals 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.


This table compares Oncomed Pharmaceuticals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals -298.57% N/A -48.03%
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Competitors -3,300.59% -99.04% -39.41%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Oncomed Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals 0 6 2 0 2.25
Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Competitors 534 2431 6610 123 2.65

Oncomed Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 29.87%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 18.54%. Given Oncomed Pharmaceuticals’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Oncomed Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.


Oncomed Pharmaceuticals peers beat Oncomed Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Oncomed Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OncoMed) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovering and developing therapeutics that address the fundamental biology driving cancer’s growth, resistance, recurrence and metastasis. The Company’s therapeutic candidates and preclinical programs include Demcizumab (Anti-DLL4, OMP-21M18), Tarextumab (Anti-Notch2/3, OMP-59R5), Vantictumab (anti-Fzd7, OMP-18R5), Ipafricept (Fzd8-Fc, OMP-54F28), Brontictuzumab (Anti-Notch1, OMP-52M51), Navicixizumab (Anti-DLL4/VEGF Bispecific, OMP-305B83), Anti-RSPO3 (OMP-131R10), Anti-TIGIT (OMP-313M32) and GITRL-Fc trimer (OMP-336B11). Demcizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits Delta-like Ligand 4 (DLL4) in the Notch signaling pathway. Tarextumab is a human monoclonal antibody that binds to both the Notch2 and Notch3 receptors.

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