Tocagen (NASDAQ: TOCA) is one of 286 public companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Tocagen to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

36.2% of Tocagen shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tocagen -89,078.05% N/A -51.70%
Tocagen Competitors -5,152.99% -161.83% -35.25%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tocagen $40,000.00 -$33.47 million N/A
Tocagen Competitors $284.49 million $34.10 million 65.92

Tocagen’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Tocagen.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tocagen and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tocagen 0 0 2 0 3.00
Tocagen Competitors 897 3297 11783 236 2.70

Tocagen currently has a consensus price target of $23.67, indicating a potential upside of 130.89%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 43.23%. Given Tocagen’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Tocagen is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Tocagen competitors beat Tocagen on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Tocagen Company Profile

Tocagen Inc. (Tocagen) is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company. The Company is focused on developing product candidates designed to activate a patient’s immune system against their own cancer. Its cancer-selective gene therapy platform is built on retroviral replicating vectors (RRVs), which are designed to selectively deliver therapeutic genes into the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of cancer cells. Its lead product candidates are vocimagene amiretrorepvec (Toca 511) and flucytosine extended release (Toca FC). Toca 511 is an investigational injectable retroviral replicating vector (RRV) that encodes a prodrug activator enzyme, cytosine deaminase (CD). Toca FC is an investigational extended-release version of 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC), a prodrug that is inactive as an anti-cancer drug. As of February, 2017, Tocagen has completed enrollment of the Phase II portion with 187 patients.

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