Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BCLI) is one of 187 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics’ competitors have a beta of 1.48, suggesting that their average stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Competitors 572 2507 6736 133 2.65

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 147.25%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 12.10%. Given Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics N/A -76.45% -59.84%
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Competitors -4,594.03% -35.12% -43.24%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.1% of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.7% of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics N/A -$4.98 million -11.74
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Competitors $217.40 million -$39.40 million -63.18

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics. Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics 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.

Summary

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing adult stem cell therapies for debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), among others. Its subsidiary, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Ltd. (the Israeli Subsidiary), holds rights to commercialize the technology, NurOwn. NurOwn is in clinical development for the treatment of ALS. The Company has completed over two clinical trials of NurOwn in patients with ALS at Hadassah Medical Center (Hadassah). The first study, a Phase I/II safety and efficacy study of NurOwn in ALS patients administered either intramuscularly or intrathecally. The Company conducted Phase IIa combined (intramuscular and intrathecal) treatment, dose-escalating trial. It had completed treatment of over 10 patients in its ALS Phase IIa NurOwn dose-escalating clinical trial.

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