Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FPRX) is one of 288 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Five Prime Therapeutics to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Five Prime Therapeutics has a beta of 4.16, suggesting that its share price is 316% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five Prime Therapeutics’ peers have a beta of 6.57, suggesting that their average share price is 557% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Five Prime Therapeutics and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Five Prime Therapeutics $32.90 million -$133.09 million -8.43
Five Prime Therapeutics Competitors $464.94 million $167.77 million -6.74

Five Prime Therapeutics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Five Prime Therapeutics. Five Prime 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.1% of Five Prime Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of Five Prime Therapeutics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Five Prime Therapeutics and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Five Prime Therapeutics 0 0 7 0 3.00
Five Prime Therapeutics Competitors 1382 4481 12322 313 2.63

Five Prime Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $61.20, indicating a potential upside of 71.24%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 32.29%. Given Five Prime Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Five Prime Therapeutics is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Five Prime Therapeutics and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Five Prime Therapeutics -356.39% -31.78% -27.55%
Five Prime Therapeutics Competitors -4,765.58% -354.90% -43.38%

Summary

Five Prime Therapeutics beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Five Prime Therapeutics

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing protein therapeutics. The Company’s product candidates include Cabiralizumab (FPA008), which is an antibody that inhibits colony stimulating factor-1 receptor, that it is studying in clinical trials as a monotherapy in pigmented villonodular synovitis, and in multiple cancers in combination with programmed-death 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo; FPA144, which is an antibody that inhibits fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b, that it is initially developing to treat patients with gastric (stomach) cancer and is in a Phase I clinical trial, and FP-1039, which is a fusion protein that traps and neutralizes cancer-promoting fibroblast growth factors, involved in cancer cell proliferation and new blood vessel formation and is in Phase Ib clinical development to treat patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Its preclinical programs include FPA150, FPA154 and FPT155.

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