Comparing Apellis Pharmaceuticals (APLS) & Its Competitors

Apellis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: APLS) is one of 48 public companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Apellis Pharmaceuticals to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Apellis Pharmaceuticals and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Apellis Pharmaceuticals N/A -$27.12 million N/A
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Competitors $631.32 million $62.30 million 77.71

Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Apellis Pharmaceuticals.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Apellis Pharmaceuticals and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apellis Pharmaceuticals 0 0 4 0 3.00
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Competitors 174 845 1855 61 2.61

Apellis Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 84.43%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 3.15%. Given Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Apellis Pharmaceuticals is more favorable than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apellis Pharmaceuticals N/A N/A N/A
Apellis Pharmaceuticals Competitors -13,490.78% -54.37% -24.83%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.9% of Apellis Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.7% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.0% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned 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.


Apellis Pharmaceuticals beats its competitors on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic compounds for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The Company’s lead compounds are designed to inhibit complement component 3 (C3), the central protein in the complement cascade. The Company is developing APL-2 for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) by subcutaneous injection, which is an injection into the tissue under the skin. It is developing APL-2 for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by intravitreal injection, which is an injection into the eye. The Company is developing APL-1 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by inhaled administration.

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