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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

49.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Neurocrine Biosciences shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.2% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Neurocrine Biosciences and its rivals, 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 800 3160 11452 229 2.71

Neurocrine Biosciences currently has a consensus target price of $78.88, indicating a potential upside of 9.09%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 44.89%. Given Neurocrine Biosciences’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Neurocrine Biosciences has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Neurocrine Biosciences and its rivals’ 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 -5,323.56% -476.38% -40.13%

Volatility and Risk

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’ rivals have a beta of 6.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 514% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Neurocrine Biosciences $15.00 million -$141.09 million -32.57
Neurocrine Biosciences Competitors $286.20 million $34.74 million 145.53

Neurocrine Biosciences’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Neurocrine Biosciences. Neurocrine Biosciences 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

Neurocrine Biosciences rivals 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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