Capnia (NASDAQ: SLNO) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Capnia to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 69.8% of Capnia shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Capnia and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capnia 0 0 1 0 3.00
Capnia Competitors 211 1260 2729 95 2.63

Capnia currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,698.56%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.45%. Given Capnia’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Capnia is more favorable than its peers.


This table compares Capnia and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capnia -1,389.76% -54.11% -46.95%
Capnia Competitors -421.19% -42.69% -12.37%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Capnia and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Capnia $1.45 million -$12.06 million -0.68
Capnia Competitors $975.11 million $120.37 million 240.89

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

Volatility and Risk

Capnia has a beta of 5.99, meaning that its stock price is 499% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capnia’s peers have a beta of 0.95, meaning that their average stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Capnia peers beat Capnia on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Capnia Company Profile

Soleno Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Capnia, Inc., is a healthcare company that develops and commercializes neonatology devices and diagnostics. The Company also has a therapeutics platform based on its proprietary technology for precision metering of gas flow. The Company offers products, such as CoSense end-tidal carbon monoxide (ETCO) Monitor, NeoPIP Infant Resuscitator and Accessories, and Serenz Nasal Relief. The Company has developed the CoSense End-Tidal Carbon Monoxide Monitor that measures ETCO for the detection of dangerous hemolysis rates. The Infant Solutions product line, including the NeoPIP Infant Resuscitator Unit and accessories, is designed for controlled and accurate resuscitation of neonates and infants in the clinical environment. Serenz Nasal Relief is a hand-held nasal irrigator that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to wash the nasal passages.

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