Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SUPN) is one of 19 public companies in the “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Supernus Pharmaceuticals to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Supernus Pharmaceuticals and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Supernus Pharmaceuticals 0 3 3 0 2.50
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Competitors 63 294 946 27 2.70

Supernus Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $47.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.03%. As a group, “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 16.88%. Given Supernus Pharmaceuticals’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Supernus Pharmaceuticals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Supernus Pharmaceuticals and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Supernus Pharmaceuticals $252.59 million $82.36 million 21.74
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Competitors $2.57 billion $977.16 million 0.71

Supernus Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Supernus Pharmaceuticals. Supernus Pharmaceuticals 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.

Volatility & Risk

Supernus Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 1.3, suggesting that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Supernus Pharmaceuticals’ rivals have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Supernus Pharmaceuticals 41.10% 30.73% 19.48%
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Competitors -538.85% -41.85% -24.81%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.4% of Supernus Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Supernus Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of shares of all “Specialty & Advanced Pharmaceuticals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Supernus Pharmaceuticals rivals beat Supernus Pharmaceuticals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Supernus Pharmaceuticals

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system diseases. The Company offers Oxtellar XR (extended-release oxcarbazepine) and Trokendi XR (extended-release topiramate), its two treatments for patients with epilepsy. In addition, it is developing multiple product candidates in psychiatry to address unmet medical needs and market opportunities for the treatment of impulsive aggression (IA) and for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is developing SPN-810 (molindone hydrochloride) to treat IA in patients having ADHD. It is developing SPN-812 (viloxazine hydrochloride) as a candidate to treat patients having ADHD. The Company’s neurology portfolio consists of Oxtellar XR and Trokendi XR, which are the first once-daily extended release oxcarbazepine and topiramate products, respectively, indicated for epilepsy in the United States market.

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