Enzo Biochem (NYSE: ENZ) is one of 21 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Enzo Biochem to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Risk & Volatility

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Enzo Biochem has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enzo Biochem’s competitors have a beta of 1.23, indicating that their average stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Enzo Biochem and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Enzo Biochem $107.80 million -$2.50 million -121.00
Enzo Biochem Competitors $1.13 billion $76.65 million 217.61

Enzo Biochem’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Enzo Biochem. Enzo Biochem is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Enzo Biochem and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enzo Biochem -1.38% -2.95% -2.42%
Enzo Biochem Competitors -118.65% -181.74% -42.76%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.2% of Enzo Biochem shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.4% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.9% of Enzo Biochem shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Enzo Biochem and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enzo Biochem 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enzo Biochem Competitors 110 455 531 17 2.41

As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential upside of 14.67%. Given Enzo Biochem’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Enzo Biochem has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Enzo Biochem competitors beat Enzo Biochem on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

Enzo Biochem Company Profile

Enzo Biochem, Inc., an integrated diagnostic bioscience company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of diagnostic and research products based on genetic engineering, biotechnology, and molecular biology. The company operates in three segments: Clinical Labs, Life Sciences, and Therapeutics. The Clinical Labs segment provides routine and esoteric clinical laboratory tests or procedures used in general patient care by physicians to establish or support a diagnosis, monitor treatment or medication levels, and search for an otherwise undiagnosed condition. This segment operates a full-service clinical laboratory in Farmingdale, New York; a network of approximately 29 patient service centers in New York and New Jersey; and a free standing ?STAT' or rapid response laboratory in New York City, as well as a full-service phlebotomy department. The Life Sciences segment manufactures, develops, and markets products and tools to life sciences, drug development, and clinical research customers. It offers proteins, antibodies, peptides, small molecules, labeling probes, dyes, and kits, which provide tools for target identification/validation, content analysis, gene expression analysis, nucleic acid detection, protein biochemistry and detection, and cellular analysis to life science researchers. This segment provides its products to scientific experts in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, diabetes and obesity, endocrine disorders, infectious and autoimmune disease, hepatotoxicity, and renal injury. The Therapeutics segment is involved in the research and development of therapeutic drug candidates in the areas of gastrointestinal, infectious, ophthalmic, and metabolic diseases. The company markets its products and services through its direct sales force and a network of distributors in the United States and internationally. Enzo Biochem, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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