Senesco Technologies (OTCMKTS: SVON) is one of 95 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Senesco Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Senesco Technologies has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Senesco Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 25.1% of Senesco Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Senesco Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senesco Technologies N/A -68.96% -33.63%
Senesco Technologies Competitors -910.58% -183.99% -27.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Senesco Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senesco Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Senesco Technologies Competitors 123 465 1162 11 2.60

As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 58.89%. Given Senesco Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Senesco Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Senesco Technologies and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Senesco Technologies N/A -$2.26 million -1.00
Senesco Technologies Competitors $224.58 million $57.96 million -1.20

Senesco Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Senesco Technologies. Senesco Technologies 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

Senesco Technologies competitors beat Senesco Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

Senesco Technologies Company Profile

Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. is a development-stage biotech company. The Company is engaged in building and developing a portfolio of therapeutics, from both internal discovery and acquisition, for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. The Company is engaged in the development and licensing of technology to discover and engineer monoclonal antibodies. The Company’s product candidates are derived from multiple technology platforms, such as cell-based arrayed antibody discovery, ultralong antibody scaffolds and Chimerasome nanocages. The Company has various antibodies in its preclinical pipeline. The Company’s antibody therapeutic candidates target the potassium channel, voltage dependent (Kv1.3) ion channel, which is essential in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Other antibodies in its pipeline target cell surface molecules involved in cancer progression.

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