Head to Head Survey: Ophthotech (NASDAQ:OPHT) vs. Its Rivals

Ophthotech (NASDAQ: OPHT) is one of 289 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Ophthotech to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.5% of Ophthotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Ophthotech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ophthotech 26.69% -69.40% 24.91%
Ophthotech Competitors -5,713.56% -84.24% -35.59%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ophthotech and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Ophthotech $50.91 million -$193.42 million 1.76
Ophthotech Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 54.27

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ophthotech and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ophthotech 0 1 0 0 2.00
Ophthotech Competitors 954 3405 11909 239 2.69

Ophthotech currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 45.45%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.51%. Given Ophthotech’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Ophthotech is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Ophthotech has a beta of 1.58, meaning that its share price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ophthotech’s competitors have a beta of 2.51, meaning that their average share price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ophthotech competitors beat Ophthotech on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Ophthotech

Ophthotech Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development of therapeutics to treat ophthalmic diseases, with a focus on diseases of the back of the eye. Its primary focus is developing therapeutics for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a disorder of the central portion of the retina, known as the macula, that may result in blindness. Its product candidates include Fovista and Zimura. Fovista is designed to target platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) in combination with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs to disrupt the formation of abnormal new blood vessels in wet AMD. Zimura targets complement factor C5, a central component of the complement cascade. The Company has initiated a Phase II/III clinical trial investigating Zimura for treatment of geographic atrophy.

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