Reviewing Prosensa (RNA) & The Competition

Prosensa (NASDAQ: RNA) is one of 188 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Prosensa to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Prosensa and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prosensa 0 0 0 0 N/A
Prosensa Competitors 572 2513 6788 134 2.65

As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 13.29%. Given Prosensa’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Prosensa has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Prosensa N/A N/A -37.30
Prosensa Competitors $217.40 million -$39.40 million -66.37

Prosensa’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Prosensa. Prosensa is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

49.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prosensa N/A -72.90% -57.94%
Prosensa Competitors -4,555.23% -40.80% -43.16%


Prosensa rivals beat Prosensa on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Prosensa

Prosensa Holding N.V., formerly Prosensa Holding B.V., is a biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of ribonucleic acid-modulating (RNA)-modulating, therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. The Company’s primary focus is on rare neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders with a large unmet medical need, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy and Huntington’s disease. The Company’s clinical portfolio of RNA-based product candidates is focused on the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The Company’s platform technology allows the development of RNA-modulating therapeutics that either interferes with splicing (exon skipping, exon inclusion, or splice mutation correction), remove mutant RNA, or block RNA expression, for different indications.

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