Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) is one of 79 public companies in the “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Invivo Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.8% of Invivo Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of Invivo Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of shares of all “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Invivo Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Invivo Therapeutics N/A -134.23% -109.16%
Invivo Therapeutics Competitors -315.50% -23.22% -9.55%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Invivo Therapeutics N/A -$23.43 million -1.14
Invivo Therapeutics Competitors $2.14 billion $234.27 million -58.01

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

Volatility and Risk

Invivo Therapeutics has a beta of 3.2, suggesting that its share price is 220% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invivo Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 1.21, suggesting that their average share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Invivo Therapeutics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Invivo Therapeutics 0 1 0 0 2.00
Invivo Therapeutics Competitors 277 1905 3404 108 2.59

Invivo Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 518.56%. As a group, “Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology” companies have a potential downside of 7.75%. Given Invivo Therapeutics’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Invivo Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Invivo Therapeutics peers beat Invivo Therapeutics on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Invivo Therapeutics

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp., formerly Design Source, Inc., is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing biopolymer-scaffolding devices for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI). The Company’s approach to treating acute SCIs is based on its investigational Neuro Spinal Scaffold implant, an investigational bioresorbable polymer scaffold that is designed for implantation at the site of injury within a spinal cord contusion and is intended to treat acute spinal cord injury. The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold consists of biocompatible and bioresorbable polymers, which include poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and Poly-L-Lysine (PLL). The Company is also evaluating other technologies and therapeutics that may be complementary to its development of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold implant. The Company has a clinical development program for acute SCI and a preclinical development program for chronic SCI.

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