Senesco Technologies (OTCMKTS: SVON) is one of 95 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Senesco Technologies to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Senesco Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senesco Technologies N/A -68.96% -33.63%
Senesco Technologies Competitors -912.91% -186.15% -28.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Senesco Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Senesco Technologies N/A -$2.26 million -1.04
Senesco Technologies Competitors $224.58 million $58.11 million -1.01

Senesco Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Senesco Technologies. Senesco Technologies 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Senesco Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senesco Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Senesco Technologies Competitors 166 554 1216 16 2.55

As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 54.39%. Given Senesco Technologies’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Senesco Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are owned by institutional investors. 25.1% of Senesco Technologies 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Senesco Technologies has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Senesco Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Senesco Technologies competitors beat Senesco Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

About Senesco Technologies

Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. is a development-stage biotech company. The Company is engaged in building and developing a portfolio of therapeutics, from both internal discovery and acquisition, for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. The Company is engaged in the development and licensing of technology to discover and engineer monoclonal antibodies. The Company’s product candidates are derived from multiple technology platforms, such as cell-based arrayed antibody discovery, ultralong antibody scaffolds and Chimerasome nanocages. The Company has various antibodies in its preclinical pipeline. The Company’s antibody therapeutic candidates target the potassium channel, voltage dependent (Kv1.3) ion channel, which is essential in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Other antibodies in its pipeline target cell surface molecules involved in cancer progression.

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