Axovant Sciences (NASDAQ: AXON) is one of 286 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Axovant Sciences to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Axovant Sciences and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Axovant Sciences N/A -$180.95 million -2.37
Axovant Sciences Competitors $284.28 million $33.78 million 84.27

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

Risk and Volatility

Axovant Sciences has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Axovant Sciences’ rivals have a beta of 6.08, indicating that their average stock price is 508% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.9% of Axovant Sciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.2% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 72.4% of Axovant Sciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held 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 current ratings and recommmendations for Axovant Sciences and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Axovant Sciences 2 3 6 0 2.36
Axovant Sciences Competitors 860 3211 11652 231 2.71

Axovant Sciences presently has a consensus target price of $14.68, indicating a potential upside of 168.90%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 45.72%. Given Axovant Sciences’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Axovant Sciences is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Axovant Sciences and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Axovant Sciences N/A -146.93% -97.18%
Axovant Sciences Competitors -5,311.45% -218.34% -39.53%

Summary

Axovant Sciences rivals beat Axovant Sciences on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Axovant Sciences Company Profile

Axovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics for the treatment of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The Company intends to develop a pipeline of product candidates to address the cognitive, functional and behavioral aspects of dementia and related neurological disorders. The Company is focused to develop its lead product candidate, intepirdine, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 6 receptor antagonist, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The Company also focuses on developing nelotanserin, a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptor inverse agonist, for the treatment of rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder (RBD) in DLB patients, and visual hallucinations in patients with Lewy body dementia. The Company’s pipeline also includes RVT-103 and RVT-104.

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