Reviewing Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) & Its Rivals

Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) is one of 190 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Genocea Biosciences to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Genocea Biosciences and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Genocea Biosciences $230,000.00 -$49.57 million -0.49
Genocea Biosciences Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -65.59

Genocea Biosciences’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Genocea Biosciences. Genocea Biosciences 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 Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Genocea Biosciences and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genocea Biosciences 0 2 3 0 2.60
Genocea Biosciences Competitors 540 2465 6685 125 2.65

Genocea Biosciences presently has a consensus price target of $7.38, suggesting a potential upside of 589.25%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 18.23%. Given Genocea Biosciences’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Genocea Biosciences is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Genocea Biosciences has a beta of 1.95, meaning that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genocea Biosciences’ competitors have a beta of 1.57, meaning that their average share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genocea Biosciences N/A -244.38% -126.44%
Genocea Biosciences Competitors -3,262.51% -525.94% -39.29%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.8% of Genocea Biosciences shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Genocea Biosciences 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, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Genocea Biosciences competitors beat Genocea Biosciences on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Genocea Biosciences

Genocea Biosciences, Inc., is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop vaccines and immunotherapies company. The Company uses its discovery platform, AnTigen Lead Acquisition System (ATLAS), to design vaccines and immunotherapies that act, in part, through T cell (or cellular) immune responses. The Company has one product candidate in Phase III clinical development, GEN-003, an immunotherapy for the treatment of genital herpes. It also has a pre-clinical immuno-oncology program focused on personalized cancer vaccines (GEN-009). The GEN-009 program leverages ATLAS to identify patient neoantigens, or newly formed antigens unique to each patient, that are associated with that individual’s tumor.

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