Histogenics Corporation (HSGX) vs. Its Competitors Critical Analysis

Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) is one of 113 public companies in the “Pharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Histogenics Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Histogenics Corporation has a beta of 1.47, meaning that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Histogenics Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 34.20, meaning that their average stock price is 3,320% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Histogenics Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Histogenics Corporation 0 0 2 0 3.00
Histogenics Corporation Competitors 866 3823 6911 192 2.55

Histogenics Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $3.75, indicating a potential upside of 85.64%. As a group, “Pharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 26.63%. Given Histogenics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Histogenics Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Histogenics Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Histogenics Corporation N/A -$16.20 million -1.46
Histogenics Corporation Competitors $7.99 billion $1.06 billion 144.30

Histogenics Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Histogenics Corporation. Histogenics Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

50.1% of Histogenics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.8% of Histogenics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Pharmaceuticals” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Histogenics Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Histogenics Corporation N/A -658.91% -106.38%
Histogenics Corporation Competitors -2,397.33% -59.88% -8.11%

About Histogenics Corporation

Histogenics Corporation is a regenerative medicine company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products in the musculoskeletal segment of the marketplace. The Company’s product candidate, NeoCart utilizes various aspects of regenerative medicine platform to develop a tissue implant intended to treat tissue injury in the field of orthopedics, specifically cartilage damage in the knee. NeoCart is a cartilage-like implant created using a patient’s own cartilage cells through a series of tissue engineering processes. The patient’s cells are separated from a tissue biopsy specimen extracted from the patient and multiplied in its laboratory. The cells are then infused into its scaffold that provides structure for the developing implant. Before NeoCart is implanted in a patient, the cell- and scaffold construct undergoes a bioengineering process in the Company’s Tissue Engineering Processor (TEP). The Company has operations in the United States and Israel.

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