Reviewing Horizon Therapeutics (HPTX) & Its Peers

Horizon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HPTX) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Horizon Therapeutics to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Horizon Therapeutics and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Horizon Therapeutics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Horizon Therapeutics Competitors 144 807 1788 60 2.63

As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 8.14%. Given Horizon Therapeutics’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Horizon Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.7% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Horizon Therapeutics N/A N/A -1,533.00
Horizon Therapeutics Competitors $584.27 million $101.79 million 65.16

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Horizon Therapeutics 23.13% 21.30% 15.42%
Horizon Therapeutics Competitors -13,486.12% -54.03% -24.46%

Summary

Horizon Therapeutics competitors beat Horizon Therapeutics on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Horizon Therapeutics Company Profile

Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat disorders in the areas of orphan diseases. The Company’s products include RAVICTI (glycerol phenylbutyrate) oral liquid, BUPHENYL and AMMONAPS (sodium phenylbutyrate) tablets and powder. The Company’s products are used to lower ammonia in the blood. RAVICTI is used to treat urea cycle disorders (UCD). BUPHENYL is indicated as an adjunctive therapy in the chronic management of patients with UCDs involving deficiencies of carbamylphosphate synthetase (CPS), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), or argininosuccinic acid synthetase (AS). The Company sells BUPHENYL under the brand name AMMONAPS in Europe and the Middle East.

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