Beyondspring (NASDAQ: BYSI) is one of 188 public companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Beyondspring to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Beyondspring and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Beyondspring N/A -$12.01 million N/A
Beyondspring Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -65.49

Beyondspring’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Beyondspring.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beyondspring 0 0 4 0 3.00
Beyondspring Competitors 540 2445 6663 127 2.65

Beyondspring presently has a consensus price target of $54.50, indicating a potential upside of 60.29%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 14.14%. Given Beyondspring’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Beyondspring is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beyondspring N/A N/A N/A
Beyondspring Competitors -4,559.29% -564.66% -43.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.2% of Beyondspring shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Beyondspring beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Beyondspring

BeyondSpring Inc. is a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of cancer therapies. The Company is engaged in advancing its lead product, Plinabulin, into a Phase II/III clinical trial for the reduction of docetaxel chemotherapy-induced severe, grade 4 neutropenia; a Phase II/III clinical trial for the prevention of non-docetaxel chemotherapy-induced severe, grade 4 neutropenia, and a Phase III clinical trial as an anticancer agent in combination with docetaxel in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Plinabulin has also entered in a Phase I/II clinical trials to investigate its therapeutic potential in combination with the immuno-oncology agent nivolumab. The Company’s BPI-002 program is based on an oral small molecule agent, which induces T-cell activation. The Company’s IkappaB kinase (IKK) program, BPI-003, is based on a small molecule inhibitor of IKK, a protein kinase.

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