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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Athenex -166.56% -79.91% -60.99%
Athenex Competitors -5,346.43% -217.96% -40.67%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.9% of Athenex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.3% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Athenex and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Athenex N/A N/A -6.03
Athenex Competitors $284.49 million $34.10 million 70.46

Athenex’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Athenex. Athenex 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.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athenex 0 1 4 0 2.80
Athenex Competitors 882 3259 11753 235 2.70

Athenex currently has a consensus target price of $27.64, indicating a potential upside of 66.21%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 43.50%. Given Athenex’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Athenex is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Athenex rivals beat Athenex on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

Athenex Company Profile

Athenex, Inc. is an oncology pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for cancer diseases and supportive therapies. The Company’s technology platform is organized into three categories, including Oral Absorption Platform, Src Kinase Inhibitors and Symptom Therapeutics. The Company offers Oraxol, an oral formulation of paclitaxel; Orateacan, an oral formulation of Irinotecan; Oradoxel, an oral formulation of Docetaxel, and an oral formulation of Topotecan for the treatment of various types of cancers. Its Src Kinase Inhibitors include KX-01 (KX2-391) and KX-02 (KX2-361) oncology drug candidates. The Company’s Symptom Therapeutics include CQ-01, which is used for the treatment of burn pruritus and scars; CQ-R1, which is used for the treatment of an irradiation-induced dermatitis, and an intranasal Granisetron used for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting.

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