Corium International (NASDAQ: CORI) is one of 103 public companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Corium International to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Corium International has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its stock price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Corium International’s rivals have a beta of 34.68, meaning that their average stock price is 3,368% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Corium International and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Corium International $31.86 million -$47.79 million -6.68
Corium International Competitors $8.17 billion $1.09 billion 122.42

Corium International’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Corium International. Corium International 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.4% of Corium International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.8% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 45.7% of Corium International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Corium International and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Corium International -149.99% -612.73% -64.69%
Corium International Competitors -2,506.10% -71.39% -8.02%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Corium International and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Corium International 0 0 7 0 3.00
Corium International Competitors 875 3802 6718 181 2.54

Corium International presently has a consensus price target of $13.17, indicating a potential upside of 18.09%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 21.94%. Given Corium International’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Corium International has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Corium International rivals beat Corium International on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Corium International

Corium International, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had multiple programs in preclinical and clinical development focused primarily on the treatment of neurological disorders, with two lead programs in Alzheimer’s disease. The Company has two transdermal platforms: Corplex for small molecules and MicroCor, a biodegradable microstructure technology for small molecules and biologics, including vaccines, peptides and proteins. Its late-stage pipeline includes a contraceptive patch, which has completed Phase III trials, and additional transdermal products that are being developed with other partners. Its products include Clonidine TDS, Fentanyl TDS and Crest Whitestrips. Its pipeline products include Twirla, Corplex Donepezil and Corplex Memantine, Donepezil, Corplex Ropinerole, MicroCor hPTH(1-34) and Motion Sickness Patch.

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