Head-To-Head Analysis: Edge Therapeutics (EDGE) vs. The Competition

Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ: EDGE) is one of 286 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Edge Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Edge Therapeutics N/A -56.88% -43.74%
Edge Therapeutics Competitors -5,189.81% -162.78% -35.24%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.3% of Edge Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 36.2% of Edge Therapeutics 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Edge Therapeutics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Edge Therapeutics 0 1 1 0 2.50
Edge Therapeutics Competitors 899 3309 11795 237 2.70

Edge Therapeutics currently has a consensus price target of $25.50, indicating a potential upside of 152.48%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 40.93%. Given Edge Therapeutics’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Edge Therapeutics is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Edge Therapeutics and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Edge Therapeutics N/A -$38.82 million -6.47
Edge Therapeutics Competitors $290.27 million $35.99 million 62.24

Edge Therapeutics’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Edge Therapeutics. Edge Therapeutics 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.

Summary

Edge Therapeutics competitors beat Edge Therapeutics on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Edge Therapeutics Company Profile

Edge Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize hospital-based therapies capable of transforming treatment paradigms in the management of acute, life-threatening critical care conditions. The Company’s initial product candidates target rare, acute, life-threatening neurological and other conditions. The Company’s product candidates utilize its programmable, biodegradable polymer-based development platform (the Precisa Platform), a delivery mechanism that seeks to enable targeted and sustained drug exposure and avoid the dose-limiting side effects associated with the current standards of care. The Company’s product candidates include EG-1962 and EG-1964. EG-1962 is a polymer-based microsphere containing nimodipine suspended in a diluent of sodium hyaluronate was developed using its Precisa development platform to improve patient outcomes following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH).

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