Cellular Dynamics International (NASDAQ: ICEL) is one of 183 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cellular Dynamics International to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Cellular Dynamics International and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cellular Dynamics International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cellular Dynamics International Competitors 575 2485 6588 133 2.64

As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 14.11%. Given Cellular Dynamics International’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cellular Dynamics International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

49.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cellular Dynamics International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Cellular Dynamics International N/A N/A -8.53
Cellular Dynamics International Competitors $217.40 million -$39.40 million -73.17

Cellular Dynamics International’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Cellular Dynamics International. Cellular Dynamics International 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cellular Dynamics International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cellular Dynamics International -88.12% -57.59% -38.09%
Cellular Dynamics International Competitors -4,504.92% -40.31% -44.54%

Summary

Cellular Dynamics International competitors beat Cellular Dynamics International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Cellular Dynamics International

Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. develops and produces functioning human cells in industrial quantities. The Company’s products include true human cells in multiple cell types (iCell products), human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and custom iPSCs and iCell products (MyCell products). It markets its products for use in life science in vitro research and development, as well as applied product testing, stem cell banking and in vivo cellular therapeutics. It is also in the process of developing human cells as cellular therapeutics. The market for in vitro drug discovery, toxicity testing and applied testing, including chemical safety, has employed models, such as primary cells, transformed (immortalized) cells and live animals that act as surrogates for functioning human cells. Its iCell and MyCell products consist of iCell Cardiomyocytes, iCell Neurons, iCell DopaNeurons, iCell Endothelial Cells, iCell Hepatocytes, MyCell and Media and reprogramming kit.

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