Soligenix (NASDAQ: SNGX) is one of 93 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Soligenix to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Soligenix has a beta of 2.33, meaning that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Soligenix’s peers have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Soligenix and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Soligenix and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Soligenix||$6.98 million||-$6.76 million||-1.58|
|Soligenix Competitors||$223.74 million||$57.84 million||-0.73|
Soligenix’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Soligenix. Soligenix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Soligenix and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Soligenix currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 272.09%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 49.42%. Given Soligenix’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Soligenix is more favorable than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
2.0% of Soligenix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Soligenix shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Biotechnology” 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.
Soligenix Company Profile
Soligenix, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases. The Company operates through two segments: BioTherapeutics and Vaccines/BioDefense. Its BioTherapeutics segment is developing a photodynamic therapy (SGX301) utilizing topical synthetic hypericin activated with safe visible light for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), formulations of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (BDP) for the prevention/treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders characterized by severe inflammation, and its innate defense regulator (IDR) technology, dusquetide (SGX942) for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer. Its Vaccines/BioDefense business segment includes active development programs for RiVax, its ricin toxin vaccine candidate, OrbeShield, its GI acute radiation syndrome (GI ARS) therapeutic candidate, and SGX943, its melioidosis therapeutic candidate.
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