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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for XBiotech and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XBiotech 0 1 1 0 2.50
XBiotech Competitors 866 3223 11693 232 2.71

XBiotech currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 211.75%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 47.20%. Given XBiotech’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe XBiotech is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
XBiotech N/A -$52.76 million -2.56
XBiotech Competitors $284.49 million $33.78 million 81.49

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XBiotech N/A -60.07% -55.80%
XBiotech Competitors -5,309.53% -218.50% -39.43%

Risk and Volatility

XBiotech has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XBiotech’s peers have a beta of 0.61, suggesting that their average share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.0% of XBiotech shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 35.7% of XBiotech shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

XBiotech peers beat XBiotech on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About XBiotech

XBiotech Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering and developing True Human monoclonal antibodies for treating a range of different diseases. It focuses on its lead product candidate, Xilonix (MABp1), which is derived from a natural human immune response. The Company has also developed a True Human monoclonal antibody discovery platform and manufacturing system. Xilonix is a therapeutic antibody, which specifically neutralizes interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1a). Its pipeline includes various human antibodies for treating diseases, such as cancer, vascular disease, inflammatory skin disease and diabetes. The Company has completed a Phase III study in Europe for the treatment of symptomatic colorectal cancer. It also investigated its lead product candidate in clinical trials for other inflammatory conditions, including vascular disease, type II diabetes, acne, psoriasis, pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).

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