Celcuity (NASDAQ: CELC) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Celcuity to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Celcuity and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celcuity N/A -24.34% -23.67%
Celcuity Competitors -103.54% -222.38% -36.27%

Risk & Volatility

Celcuity has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celcuity’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Celcuity and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celcuity 0 0 2 0 3.00
Celcuity Competitors 139 571 679 36 2.43

Celcuity presently has a consensus target price of $35.50, indicating a potential upside of 48.23%. As a group, “Medical laboratories” companies have a potential upside of 14.81%. Given Celcuity’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Celcuity is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.2% of Celcuity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 43.5% of Celcuity shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.6% of shares of all “Medical laboratories” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Celcuity and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Celcuity N/A -$6.25 million -30.71
Celcuity Competitors $1.13 billion $90.54 million 442.99

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

Summary

Celcuity beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Celcuity

Celcuity Inc., a cellular analysis company, discovers cancer sub-types and commercializes diagnostic tests to enhance the response rates of cancer patients treated with targeted therapies in the United States. The company is developing CELx tests to diagnose two new sub-types of HER2-negative breast cancer. It is also developing CELx tests to diagnose 14 new potential cancer sub-types in breast, lung, colon, ovarian, kidney, bladder, and hematological cancers. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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