Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BCLI) is one of 184 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology & Medical Research” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics’ competitors have a beta of 1.52, suggesting that their average share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.1% of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.7% of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of shares of all “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics 0 0 1 0 3.00
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Competitors 540 2443 6623 127 2.65

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 139.36%. As a group, “Biotechnology & Medical Research” companies have a potential upside of 13.14%. Given Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics N/A -$4.98 million -11.75
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Competitors $217.29 million -$39.39 million -54.14

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics. Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics N/A -76.45% -59.84%
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Competitors -4,636.10% -573.19% -43.67%

Summary

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Company Profile

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing adult stem cell therapies for debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), among others. Its subsidiary, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Ltd. (the Israeli Subsidiary), holds rights to commercialize the technology, NurOwn. NurOwn is in clinical development for the treatment of ALS. The Company has completed over two clinical trials of NurOwn in patients with ALS at Hadassah Medical Center (Hadassah). The first study, a Phase I/II safety and efficacy study of NurOwn in ALS patients administered either intramuscularly or intrathecally. The Company conducted Phase IIa combined (intramuscular and intrathecal) treatment, dose-escalating trial. It had completed treatment of over 10 patients in its ALS Phase IIa NurOwn dose-escalating clinical trial.

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