OvaScience (OVAS) versus Its Peers Critical Survey

OvaScience (NASDAQ: OVAS) is one of 189 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare OvaScience to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OvaScience -20,090.13% -68.71% -60.49%
OvaScience Competitors -4,574.90% -469.04% -42.76%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
OvaScience $650,000.00 -$82.25 million -0.73
OvaScience Competitors $217.40 million -$39.57 million -63.62

OvaScience’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than OvaScience. OvaScience 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.

Risk and Volatility

OvaScience has a beta of 3.73, meaning that its stock price is 273% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OvaScience’s peers have a beta of 1.48, meaning that their average stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

55.1% of OvaScience shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.5% of OvaScience shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for OvaScience and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OvaScience 1 1 1 0 2.00
OvaScience Competitors 560 2521 6779 133 2.65

OvaScience currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 497.01%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 14.38%. Given OvaScience’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OvaScience is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

OvaScience peers beat OvaScience on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

OvaScience Company Profile

OvaScience, Inc. is a global fertility company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of fertility treatment options for women. The Company’s portfolio of fertility treatment options uses its technology, including methods to identify and isolate Egg precursor (EggPC) cells from a patient’s own ovarian tissue. The Company’s AUGMENT treatment is designed to improve egg health by supplementing a mitochondrial deficiency. With the AUGMENT treatment, energy-producing mitochondria from a patient’s own EggPC cells are added to the patient’s mature eggs during the in vitro fertilization process to supplement the existing mitochondria. Its OvaPrime treatment is a fertility treatment designed to replenish a woman’s ovary by increasing her egg reserve using her own EggPC cells. Its OvaTure treatment is a fertility treatment that seeks to create mature fertilizable eggs in vitro from a woman’s own EggPC cells without the need for hormone hyperstimulation.

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