Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRTX) is one of 93 public companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Mirati Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Mirati Therapeutics N/A -$73.47 million -3.05
Mirati Therapeutics Competitors $223.74 million $57.84 million -0.68

Mirati Therapeutics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Mirati Therapeutics. Mirati Therapeutics 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 Mirati Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mirati Therapeutics N/A -101.85% -86.50%
Mirati Therapeutics Competitors -919.42% -189.81% -26.55%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.2% of Mirati Therapeutics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of Mirati Therapeutics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Mirati Therapeutics has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mirati Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Mirati Therapeutics and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mirati Therapeutics 0 3 6 0 2.67
Mirati Therapeutics Competitors 164 547 1209 16 2.56

Mirati Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $12.57, suggesting a potential upside of 20.30%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 59.51%. Given Mirati Therapeutics’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mirati Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

About Mirati Therapeutics

Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops a pipeline of oncology products. The company’s clinical stage product candidates include glesatinib, an orally-bioavailable, potent, small molecule kinase inhibitor that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with genetic alterations of MET; and in Phase Ib clinical trials in patients with genetic alterations of MET and Axl in NSCLC and other solid tumors. Its clinical stage product candidates also comprise sitravatinib, an orally-bioavailable, potent, small molecule spectrum-selective kinase inhibitor, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of solid tumors, such as NSCLC and metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, as well as in Phase Ib clinical trials to treat NSCLC patients with RET, CHR4q12, CBL, and AXL genetic alterations; and mocetinostat, an orally administered spectrum-selective Class 1 histone deacetylase inhibitor, which is in Phase Ib/II clinical trials in combination with durvalumab for the treatment of patients with NSCLC. The company has a collaboration agreement with Foundation Medicine, Inc. and Guardant Health, Inc. to explore development of their platforms as companion diagnostics for glesatinib. Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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