Comparing Blueprint Medicines (BPMC) & The Competition

Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: BPMC) is one of 187 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Blueprint Medicines to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Blueprint Medicines and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blueprint Medicines 0 0 10 0 3.00
Blueprint Medicines Competitors 556 2503 6728 131 2.65

Blueprint Medicines presently has a consensus price target of $83.78, suggesting a potential upside of 4.71%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 13.52%. Given Blueprint Medicines’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Blueprint Medicines has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of Blueprint Medicines shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Blueprint Medicines shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Blueprint Medicines and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Blueprint Medicines $27.77 million -$72.49 million -23.39
Blueprint Medicines Competitors $217.40 million -$39.53 million -59.77

Blueprint Medicines’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Blueprint Medicines. Blueprint Medicines is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Blueprint Medicines and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blueprint Medicines -437.83% -43.11% -34.38%
Blueprint Medicines Competitors -4,596.11% -475.64% -42.49%

Summary

Blueprint Medicines beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Blueprint Medicines Company Profile

Blueprint Medicines Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on patients with genomically defined diseases driven by abnormal kinase activation. It focuses on crafting drug candidates that provide clinical responses to patients without adequate treatment options. It has developed a small molecule drug pipeline in cancer and a genetic disease. Its drug candidate, BLU-285, targets KIT, including Exon 17 mutations, and targets PDGFRa, including the D842V mutation. These mutations activate receptor tyrosine kinases that are drivers of cancer and proliferative disorders, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), and systemic mastocytosis (SM). Its drug candidate BLU-554 targets FGFR4, a kinase that is activated in a defined subset of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the common type of liver cancer. It is engaged in developing BLU-667, a drug candidate that targets RET, a receptor tyrosine kinase that is activated by mutations or translocations.

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