Myovant Sciences (NYSE: MYOV) is one of 48 public companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Myovant Sciences to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Myovant Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.5% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Myovant Sciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” 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.

Volatility & Risk

Myovant Sciences has a beta of -2.42, suggesting that its stock price is 342% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Myovant Sciences’ peers have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Myovant Sciences N/A -$83.44 million -8.89
Myovant Sciences Competitors $564.12 million $96.17 million 43.60

Myovant Sciences’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Myovant Sciences. Myovant Sciences is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Myovant Sciences and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Myovant Sciences N/A -53.75% -48.90%
Myovant Sciences Competitors -13,603.82% -109.96% -27.55%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Myovant Sciences and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Myovant Sciences 0 0 4 0 3.00
Myovant Sciences Competitors 137 801 1756 59 2.63

Myovant Sciences currently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 79.57%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 15.03%. Given Myovant Sciences’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Myovant Sciences is more favorable than its peers.

Myovant Sciences Company Profile

Myovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies for women’s health diseases and other endocrine-related disorders. Its main product candidate is Relugolix. Relugolix is an oral, once-daily, small molecule that acts as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist that binds to and inhibits receptors in the anterior pituitary gland. Inhibition of GnRH receptors decreases the release of the gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone, or LH, and follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH, thereby decreasing the down-stream production of estrogen and progesterone by the ovaries in women and testosterone by the testes in men. It is advancing relugolix for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids, endometriosis-associated pain and prostate cancer. It intends to develop its second product candidate, RVT-602, for the treatment of female infertility as part of assisted reproduction.

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