Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) is one of 190 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Incyte Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Incyte Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Incyte Corporation 0 4 18 0 2.82
Incyte Corporation Competitors 511 2428 6600 122 2.66

Incyte Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $144.90, suggesting a potential upside of 37.39%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 16.88%. Given Incyte Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Incyte Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.6% of Incyte Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.5% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.7% of Incyte Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Incyte Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Incyte Corporation $1.11 billion $104.22 million -131.84
Incyte Corporation Competitors $213.24 million -$39.02 million -61.68

Incyte Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Incyte Corporation 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

Incyte Corporation has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Incyte Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.51, meaning that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Incyte Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Incyte Corporation -10.90% -12.91% -7.41%
Incyte Corporation Competitors -3,369.14% -98.75% -39.73%

Summary

Incyte Corporation beats its competitors on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Incyte Corporation Company Profile

Incyte Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. Its portfolio includes compounds in various stages, ranging from preclinical to late-stage development, and commercialized products, such as JAKAFI (ruxolitinib) and ICLUSIG (ponatinib). JAKAFI (ruxolitinib) is indicated for the treatment of patients with intermediate or high risk myelofibrosis (MF) and for the treatment of patients with polycythemia vera (PV) having had an inadequate response to or are intolerant of hydroxyurea. As of December 31, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration had granted JAKAFI orphan drug status for MF, PV and essential thrombocythemia. The primary target for ICLUSIG is B Cell Receptor-ABL, an abnormal tyrosine kinase that is expressed in chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The Company also has a portfolio of selective janus associated kinases 1 (JAK1) inhibitors.

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