Contrasting BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX) & Its Peers

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

84.7% of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held 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 summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals 0 3 7 0 2.70
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Competitors 960 3412 11912 239 2.69

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus price target of $9.14, indicating a potential upside of 61.53%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.03%. Given BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals $26.35 million -$55.14 million -8.84
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 52.35

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than BioCryst Pharmaceuticals. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals -167.58% -123.16% -38.71%
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Competitors -6,408.55% -84.01% -35.63%

Risk and Volatility

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 3.05, meaning that its stock price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 2.51, meaning that their average stock price is 151% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals peers beat BioCryst Pharmaceuticals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company designs, optimizes and develops small molecule drugs that block enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of diseases. The Company focuses on the treatment of rare diseases. It uses X-ray crystallography, computer modeling of molecular structures and chemistry techniques to focus on the three-dimensional molecular structure and active site characteristics of the enzymes that control cellular biology. The Company’s drug candidates include RAPIVAB, RAPIACTA, ALPIVAB, PERAMIFLU, Avoralstat, BCX7353, other second generation hereditary angioedema (HAE) compounds, Galidesivir and Forodesine. Its product RAPIVAB contains peramivir. ALPIVAB is an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor. Galidesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral (BSAV) research program developed for the treatment of hemorrhagic fever viruses. Forodesine is a Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor in development by Mundipharma as a treatment for cancer.

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