Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A -11.15
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Competitors $564.12 million $96.17 million 41.64

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals 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.

Risk & Volatility

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals -29.78% -76.75% -11.59%
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,486.12% -54.03% -24.46%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Competitors 141 801 1775 60 2.63

As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 12.28%. Given Auxilium Pharmaceuticals’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Auxilium Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.5% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals peers beat Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and marketing products to predominantly specialist audiences. Its core therapeutic focus continues to be in the area of urology, with an anchor position in men’s healthcare. The company’s products include Testim (testosterone gel) and testosterone gel are indicated for testosterone replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone; TESTOPEL offers men an option that provides a long-acting androgenic effect; Striant (testosterone buccal system) CIII is indicated for replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone; STENDRA is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction; among others.

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