Beyondspring (NASDAQ: BYSI) is one of 186 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Beyondspring to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.2% of Beyondspring shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beyondspring N/A N/A N/A
Beyondspring Competitors -3,178.20% -540.19% -40.86%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Beyondspring and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Beyondspring N/A -$12.01 million -6.39
Beyondspring Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -106.69

Beyondspring’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Beyondspring. Beyondspring 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Beyondspring and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beyondspring 0 0 4 0 3.00
Beyondspring Competitors 532 2377 6591 126 2.66

Beyondspring currently has a consensus target price of $54.50, suggesting a potential upside of 91.56%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 35.94%. Given Beyondspring’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Beyondspring is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Beyondspring beats its peers on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Beyondspring Company Profile

BeyondSpring Inc. is a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of cancer therapies. The Company is engaged in advancing its lead product, Plinabulin, into a Phase II/III clinical trial for the reduction of docetaxel chemotherapy-induced severe, grade 4 neutropenia; a Phase II/III clinical trial for the prevention of non-docetaxel chemotherapy-induced severe, grade 4 neutropenia, and a Phase III clinical trial as an anticancer agent in combination with docetaxel in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Plinabulin has also entered in a Phase I/II clinical trials to investigate its therapeutic potential in combination with the immuno-oncology agent nivolumab. The Company’s BPI-002 program is based on an oral small molecule agent, which induces T-cell activation. The Company’s IkappaB kinase (IKK) program, BPI-003, is based on a small molecule inhibitor of IKK, a protein kinase.

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