TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ: TXMD) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TherapeuticsMD to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for TherapeuticsMD and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TherapeuticsMD 0 1 10 0 2.91
TherapeuticsMD Competitors 69 334 987 29 2.69

TherapeuticsMD currently has a consensus target price of $14.72, indicating a potential upside of 151.66%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 20.33%. Given TherapeuticsMD’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe TherapeuticsMD is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
TherapeuticsMD $19.36 million -$89.87 million -15.00
TherapeuticsMD Competitors $3.02 billion $642.98 million -93.35

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.5% of TherapeuticsMD shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.1% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.9% of TherapeuticsMD shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TherapeuticsMD has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TherapeuticsMD’s peers have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TherapeuticsMD -457.00% -65.16% -58.66%
TherapeuticsMD Competitors -546.43% -39.77% -21.51%

TherapeuticsMD Company Profile

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is a women’s healthcare company engaged in creating and commercializing products for women. The Company is focused on pursuing regulatory approvals and pre-commercialization activities necessary for commercialization of its hormone therapy pharmaceutical products. Its drug candidates used in clinical trials are designed to alleviate symptoms of and reduce health risks resulting from menopause-related hormone deficiencies, including hot flashes, osteoporosis and vaginal discomfort. With its SYMBODA technology, it is developing hormone therapy pharmaceutical products to enable delivery of bio-identical hormones through dosage forms and administration routes. Its product line includes vitaTrue, vitaPearl, vitaMedMD Plus, vitaMedMD One Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD Plus Rx Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD One Rx Prenatal Multivitamin, vitaMedMD Iron 21/7, vitaMedMD Vitamin D3 50,000 IU, BocaGreenMD Prena1 Pearl and BocaGreenMD Prena1 Chew.

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