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

Risk & Volatility

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 1.56, suggesting that their average stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CytRx $200,000.00 -$50.76 million -1.13
CytRx Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -63.96

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CytRx and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CytRx 0 0 2 0 3.00
CytRx Competitors 536 2414 6546 125 2.65

CytRx presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,118.27%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 17.34%. Given CytRx’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CytRx is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.0% of CytRx shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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 -3,345.60% -538.95% -39.87%

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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