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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.3% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares OptiNose and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OptiNose N/A N/A N/A
OptiNose Competitors -3,345.60% -538.95% -39.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for OptiNose and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OptiNose 0 0 4 0 3.00
OptiNose Competitors 536 2414 6546 125 2.65

OptiNose presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 59.87%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 17.50%. Given OptiNose’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe OptiNose is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares OptiNose and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OptiNose N/A N/A -3.40
OptiNose Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -63.96

OptiNose’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than OptiNose. OptiNose 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.

Summary

OptiNose beats its competitors on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

OptiNose Company Profile

OptiNose, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of products for patients treated by ear, nose and throat, or ENT, and allergy specialists. The Company’s products candidates include XHANCE (Nasal Polyps), XHANCE (Chornic Sinusitis) OPN-300, OPN-021, and other. The Company’s lead product, XHANCE (fluticasone propionate) nasal spray, utilizes breath powered exhalation delivery system (EDS), to deliver a topically acting and potent anti-inflammatory corticosteroid for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. XHANCE has a differentiated clinical profile with the potential to become part of the standard of care for this disease because it is able to deliver medication to the primary site of inflammation.

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