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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.5% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 69.8% of Soleno Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Soleno Therapeutics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soleno Therapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Soleno Therapeutics Competitors 219 1276 2758 97 2.63

Soleno Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 390.80%. As a group, “Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.81%. Given Soleno Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Soleno Therapeutics is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Soleno Therapeutics has a beta of 5.99, meaning that its share price is 499% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Soleno Therapeutics’ rivals have a beta of 1.10, meaning that their average share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Soleno Therapeutics $1.45 million -$12.06 million -1.02
Soleno Therapeutics Competitors $975.11 million $120.37 million 289.96

Soleno Therapeutics’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Soleno Therapeutics. Soleno Therapeutics 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Soleno Therapeutics -1,389.76% -54.11% -46.95%
Soleno Therapeutics Competitors -431.69% -47.45% -16.12%

Summary

Soleno Therapeutics rivals beat Soleno Therapeutics on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Soleno Therapeutics

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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