Alliqua BioMedical (NASDAQ: ALQA) is one of 88 public companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Alliqua BioMedical to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Alliqua BioMedical has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Alliqua BioMedical’s competitors have a beta of 1.04, suggesting that their average stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Alliqua BioMedical and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliqua BioMedical 0 0 3 0 3.00
Alliqua BioMedical Competitors 199 1215 2569 89 2.63

Alliqua BioMedical currently has a consensus price target of $14.17, indicating a potential upside of 601.32%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 5.07%. Given Alliqua BioMedical’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Alliqua BioMedical is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Alliqua BioMedical and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliqua BioMedical -155.55% -107.71% -63.29%
Alliqua BioMedical Competitors -130.41% -39.55% -10.33%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alliqua BioMedical and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliqua BioMedical $18.24 million -$28.24 million -0.20
Alliqua BioMedical Competitors $1.05 billion $131.13 million 173.13

Alliqua BioMedical’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Alliqua BioMedical. Alliqua BioMedical 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.6% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of Alliqua BioMedical shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Alliqua BioMedical competitors beat Alliqua BioMedical on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Alliqua BioMedical

Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. is a provider of advanced wound care solutions. The Company’s businesses include advanced wound care and contract manufacturing. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, such as AquaMed Technologies, Inc. and Choice Therapeutics, Inc. The Company is engaged in developing a suite of advanced wound care solutions that will enable surgeons, clinicians and wound care practitioners to address the challenges in chronic and acute wounds. The Company utilizes hydrogel technology through which hydrogels are manufactured by introducing a hydrophilic polymer into water to create a feed mix. The Company’s commercial wound care portfolio consists of over four product categories, such as Human Biologics; Antimicrobial Protection; Exudate Management and Contract Manufacturing. Human Biologics include BIOVANCE and Extracellular Matrix (ECM). Under Antimicrobial Protection, the Company offers SilverSeal.

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