Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ: EDGE) is one of 285 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Edge Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Edge Therapeutics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Edge Therapeutics N/A -56.88% -43.74%
Edge Therapeutics Competitors -5,311.45% -218.34% -39.53%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.3% of Edge Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 36.2% of Edge Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Edge Therapeutics has a beta of 2.52, suggesting that its stock price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Edge Therapeutics’ rivals have a beta of 5.64, suggesting that their average stock price is 464% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Edge Therapeutics and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Edge Therapeutics N/A -$38.82 million -5.93
Edge Therapeutics Competitors $284.28 million $34.29 million 81.16

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Edge Therapeutics and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Edge Therapeutics 0 1 1 0 2.50
Edge Therapeutics Competitors 857 3201 11603 231 2.71

Edge Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 175.68%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 43.94%. Given Edge Therapeutics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Edge Therapeutics is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Edge Therapeutics rivals beat Edge Therapeutics on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Edge Therapeutics

Edge Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize hospital-based therapies capable of transforming treatment paradigms in the management of acute, life-threatening critical care conditions. The Company’s initial product candidates target rare, acute, life-threatening neurological and other conditions. The Company’s product candidates utilize its programmable, biodegradable polymer-based development platform (the Precisa Platform), a delivery mechanism that seeks to enable targeted and sustained drug exposure and avoid the dose-limiting side effects associated with the current standards of care. The Company’s product candidates include EG-1962 and EG-1964. EG-1962 is a polymer-based microsphere containing nimodipine suspended in a diluent of sodium hyaluronate was developed using its Precisa development platform to improve patient outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH).

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