Eagle Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: EGRX) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Eagle Pharmaceuticals to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eagle Pharmaceuticals 39.32% 66.30% 48.44%
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Eagle Pharmaceuticals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eagle Pharmaceuticals 1 0 3 0 2.50
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Competitors 63 294 942 27 2.70

Eagle Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $72.50, suggesting a potential upside of 21.97%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 16.63%. Given Eagle Pharmaceuticals’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eagle Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Eagle Pharmaceuticals $245.88 million $83.99 million 9.99
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Competitors $2.57 billion $977.16 million 1.06

Eagle Pharmaceuticals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Eagle Pharmaceuticals. Eagle Pharmaceuticals 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.5% of Eagle Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Eagle Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eagle Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Eagle Pharmaceuticals beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing injectable products in the critical care and oncology areas. The Company’s product portfolio includes products, including Argatroban; Ryanodex; docetaxel injection, non-alcohol formulation; and Bendeka. Its advanced candidates include EP-3101 (bendamustine Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD)) (EP-3101), EP-4104 (dantrolene sodium for exertional heat stroke (EHS)) (EP-4104), EGL-4104-C-1702 (dantrolene sodium for drug induced hyperthermia), EP-5101 (pemetrexed) (EP-5101) and EGL-5385-C-1701 (fulvestrant). Its product portfolio focuses on oncology, critical care and orphan diseases. Bendamustine is an alkylating agent approved for use in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), that has progressed during or within six months of treatment with rituximab or a rituximab-containing regimen.

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