Head to Head Contrast: AzurRx BioPharma (AZRX) and Its Rivals

AzurRx BioPharma (NASDAQ: AZRX) is one of 106 publicly-traded companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AzurRx BioPharma to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for AzurRx BioPharma and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AzurRx BioPharma 0 0 1 0 3.00
AzurRx BioPharma Competitors 994 3956 6831 193 2.52

AzurRx BioPharma presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 170.27%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 31.99%. Given AzurRx BioPharma’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AzurRx BioPharma is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.1% of AzurRx BioPharma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.5% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of AzurRx BioPharma shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AzurRx BioPharma N/A -470.85% -205.40%
AzurRx BioPharma Competitors -2,468.38% -67.94% -8.05%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AzurRx BioPharma and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
AzurRx BioPharma N/A -$14.59 million -2.06
AzurRx BioPharma Competitors $8.72 billion $942.59 million 146.35

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

Summary

AzurRx BioPharma peers beat AzurRx BioPharma on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About AzurRx BioPharma

AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. is a clinical development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the research and development of non-systemic biologics for the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. The Company’s product pipeline consists of two therapeutic proteins, such as MS1819 and AZX1101. MS1819 is an acid-resistant secreted lipase produced by Yarrowia lipolytica, known as LIP2, that the Company is developing through recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and cystic fibrosis (CF). AZX1101 is a recombinant-lactamase combination of bacterial origin under development for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections by resistant bacterial strains induced by parenteral administration of b-lactam antibiotics (known as nosocomial infections), as well as the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).

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