Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ: NBIX) is one of 282 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Neurocrine Biosciences to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Neurocrine Biosciences $15.00 million -$141.09 million -32.35
Neurocrine Biosciences Competitors $286.20 million $34.74 million 142.01

Neurocrine Biosciences’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Neurocrine Biosciences. Neurocrine Biosciences 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 Neurocrine Biosciences and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Neurocrine Biosciences N/A -61.88% -35.60%
Neurocrine Biosciences Competitors -5,339.53% -435.75% -40.79%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Neurocrine Biosciences and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Neurocrine Biosciences 0 0 17 0 3.00
Neurocrine Biosciences Competitors 808 3172 11491 230 2.71

Neurocrine Biosciences presently has a consensus target price of $78.88, indicating a potential upside of 9.84%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 42.83%. Given Neurocrine Biosciences’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Neurocrine Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Neurocrine Biosciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Neurocrine Biosciences has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neurocrine Biosciences’ peers have a beta of 7.47, suggesting that their average stock price is 647% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Neurocrine Biosciences peers beat Neurocrine Biosciences on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Neurocrine Biosciences Company Profile

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. is engaged in discovering and developing pharmaceuticals, in diseases with unmet medical needs, through its research and development (R&D) platform, focused on neurological and endocrine based diseases and disorders. Its three lead late-stage clinical programs are elagolix, which is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist for endometriosis and uterine fibroids; INGREZZA (valbenazine), which is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor, for the treatment of movement disorders, and opicapone, which is a selective catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor that is an adjunct therapy to preparations of levodopa/Dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) decarboxylase inhibitors for adult patients with Parkinson’s disease. Its product pipeline also includes NBI-640756, which targets tremor and NBI-74788, which targets classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Its R&D focus is on addressing diseases and disorders of the central nervous and endocrine systems.

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