Tokai Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: NVUS) is one of 48 public companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Tokai Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

38.9% of Tokai Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.9% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Tokai Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tokai Pharmaceuticals N/A -156.99% -140.33%
Tokai Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,602.79% -100.87% -25.29%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Tokai Pharmaceuticals N/A -$37.95 million N/A
Tokai Pharmaceuticals Competitors $564.12 million $96.15 million 11,198.45

Tokai Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Tokai Pharmaceuticals.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Tokai Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tokai Pharmaceuticals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tokai Pharmaceuticals Competitors 132 798 1740 59 2.63

As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential downside of 98.12%. Given Tokai Pharmaceuticals’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tokai Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Tokai Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tokai Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Tokai Pharmaceuticals competitors beat Tokai Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Tokai Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Novus Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of ear, nose, and throat products. It has two platforms: OP-01 Foam Platform and OP-02 Surfactant Program. OP-01 is developed with the intent to be used as a delivery vehicle for drugs treating ears, as well as the nasal and sinus cavities. OP-01 is currently being developed as an improved treatment option for acute otitis externa. OP-02 is a daily nasal spray that is designed to improve and maintain a healthy middle ear. OP-02 is being developed as a potential treatment option for patients with otitis media and Eustachian tube dysfunction. OP-02 is a combination drug product, which comprises two components: surfactant dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and a spreading agent cholesteryl palmitate. The product is sprayed through the nostrils toward the opening of the Eustachian tube at the back of the nasal cavity.

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