CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CASI) is one of 198 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CASI Pharmaceuticals to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.4% of CASI Pharmaceuticals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.0% of CASI Pharmaceuticals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for CASI Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CASI Pharmaceuticals 0 0 2 0 3.00
CASI Pharmaceuticals Competitors 477 2260 6175 119 2.66

CASI Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.48%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 14.12%. Given CASI Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CASI Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares CASI Pharmaceuticals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CASI Pharmaceuticals N/A -46.41% -32.99%
CASI Pharmaceuticals Competitors -3,963.58% -117.92% -43.61%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
CASI Pharmaceuticals N/A -$8.40 million -16.60
CASI Pharmaceuticals Competitors $207.79 million -$2.30 million 0.67

CASI Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CASI Pharmaceuticals. CASI Pharmaceuticals 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.

Volatility & Risk

CASI Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CASI Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have a beta of 1.63, indicating that their average stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About CASI Pharmaceuticals

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapeutics for cancer and other medical needs. It operates through the development of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of cancer segment. Its product pipeline includes internal development of its lead drug candidate, ENMD-2076; MARQIBO, ZEVALIN and EVOMELA, and early-stage candidates in preclinical development. Its ENMD-2076 is an orally active, Aurora A/angiogenic kinase inhibitor with a kinase selectivity profile and multiple mechanisms of action. Its Marqibo is a sphingomyelin/cholesterol liposome-encapsulated, formulation of vincristine sulfate. Its ZEVALIN (ibritumomab tiuxetan) injection for intravenous use is a CD20-directed radiotherapeutic antibody. Its EVOMELA is an intravenous formulation of melphalan being investigated by Spectrum in the multiple myeloma transplant setting. Its pipeline also includes 2ME2 (2-methoxyestradial).

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