Advanced Accelerator Applications (NASDAQ: AAAP) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Advanced Accelerator Applications to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Advanced Accelerator Applications and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Accelerator Applications $148.26 million -$20.01 million -64.17
Advanced Accelerator Applications Competitors $2.40 billion $905.93 million 3.52

Advanced Accelerator Applications’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Advanced Accelerator Applications. Advanced Accelerator Applications 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 Advanced Accelerator Applications and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Accelerator Applications -33.83% -16.05% -11.18%
Advanced Accelerator Applications Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.0% of Advanced Accelerator Applications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Advanced Accelerator Applications has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Accelerator Applications’ peers have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Advanced Accelerator Applications and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Accelerator Applications 0 1 4 0 2.80
Advanced Accelerator Applications Competitors 98 367 965 28 2.63

Advanced Accelerator Applications presently has a consensus target price of $56.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.05%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 26.84%. Given Advanced Accelerator Applications’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Accelerator Applications has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Advanced Accelerator Applications peers beat Advanced Accelerator Applications on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Advanced Accelerator Applications Company Profile

Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. is a radiopharmaceutical company. The Company develops, produces and commercializes molecular nuclear medicine (MNM), diagnostic and therapeutic products. MNM uses trace amounts of radioactive compounds to create functional images of organs and lesions and to treat diseases, such as cancer. The Company has a portfolio of nine diagnostic positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) products. PET and SPECT are imaging techniques in molecular nuclear diagnostics (MND) with applications in clinical oncology, cardiology, neurology and inflammatory/infectious diseases. Its commercial products include Gluscan/Gluscan 500/Barnascan, FluoroChol, MIBITEC/Adamibi, DOPAVIEW, Leukokit, Neurolite, SomaKit and NETSPOT. Additional MND product candidates include Annexin V-128, a SPECT product candidate for the imaging of apoptotic and necrotic lesions with potential applications in a range of indications.

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