Chiasma (NASDAQ: CHMA) is one of 45 publicly-traded companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Chiasma to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.4% of Chiasma shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.2% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of Chiasma shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Chiasma and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chiasma 1 0 0 0 1.00
Chiasma Competitors 194 914 1695 67 2.57

As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 6.99%. Given Chiasma’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Chiasma has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Chiasma has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chiasma’s rivals have a beta of 1.28, indicating that their average share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chiasma and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Chiasma N/A -$29.42 million -2.13
Chiasma Competitors $579.33 million $241.73 million -6.67

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

Profitability

This table compares Chiasma and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chiasma N/A -35.96% -31.97%
Chiasma Competitors -13,401.00% 218.39% -20.55%

Summary

Chiasma rivals beat Chiasma on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Chiasma Company Profile

Chiasma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing oral forms of therapies that are available only by injection. Using its Transient Permeability Enhancer (TPE) technology platform, the Company is developing oral therapies. The Company has completed a Phase III clinical trial of its TPE platform-based product candidate, oral octreotide capsules (trade named as MYCAPSSA) for the treatment of acromegaly, a condition that results in the body’s production of excess growth hormone. Octreotide is an analog of somatostatin, a natural inhibitor of growth hormone secretion. The Company is developing octreotide capsules as a liquid-filled solid gelatin capsule formulation, which is intended to be taken over twice a day. The Company’s TPE technology enhances the absorption through the intestinal wall of drugs. The Company also focuses on developing CH2 for Orphan indication.

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