Grifols, (NASDAQ: GRFS) is one of 95 public companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Grifols, to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Grifols, has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grifols,’s peers have a beta of 1.13, meaning that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Grifols, and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grifols, 13.04% 17.96% 6.32%
Grifols, Competitors -912.91% -186.15% -28.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Grifols, and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grifols, 1 1 2 0 2.25
Grifols, Competitors 122 460 1151 11 2.60

As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 51.93%. Given Grifols,’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Grifols, has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.9% of Grifols, shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.6% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Grifols, $5.16 billion $1.46 billion 23.54
Grifols, Competitors $224.58 million $58.11 million -1.06

Grifols, has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Grifols, is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Grifols, pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Grifols, pays out 31.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 31.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Grifols, beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Grifols, Company Profile

Grifols, S.A., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and distributes biological medicines on plasma derived proteins in the United States, Canada, Spain, rest of the European Union, and internationally. The company specializes in providing infusion solutions, nutrition products, and medical devices for use in hospitals and clinics. It operates through four segments: Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital, and Raw Materials and Others. The Bioscience segment manufactures plasma derivatives for therapeutic use, including the reception, analysis, quarantine, classification, fractionation, and purification of plasma; and sells and distributes end products. This segment offers plasma products, such as IVIG, Factor VIII, A1PI, and albumin; and intramuscular immunoglobulins, ATIII, Factor IX, and plasma thromboplastin components. The Diagnostic segment focuses on researching, developing, manufacturing, and marketing in vitro diagnostics products comprising analytical instruments, reagents, software, and related products for use in clinical and blood bank laboratories. This segment serves blood donation centers, clinical analysis laboratories, and hospital immunohematology services. The Hospital segment manufactures and installs products used by hospitals consisting of parenteral solutions, and enteral and parenteral nutritional fluids. The Raw Materials and Others segment sells intermediate biological products; and renders manufacturing services to third party companies. The company also offers engineering services. Its products and services are used by healthcare providers to diagnose and treat patients with hemophilia, immune deficiencies, infectious diseases, and other medical conditions. The company serves hospitals and clinics, group purchasing organizations, governments, and other distributors through sales representatives, marketing partners, and third-party distributors. Grifols, S.A. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.

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