Critical Contrast: XOMA Corporation (XOMA) and Its Peers
XOMA Corporation (NASDAQ: XOMA) is one of 93 publicly-traded companies in the “Biotechnology” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare XOMA Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
32.9% of XOMA Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of XOMA Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.1% of shares of all “Biotechnology” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares XOMA Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|XOMA Corporation Competitors||-917.30%||-187.05%||-24.43%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares XOMA Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|XOMA Corporation||$12.31 million||-$30.55 million||-2.65|
|XOMA Corporation Competitors||$223.74 million||$57.84 million||-0.73|
XOMA Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than XOMA Corporation. XOMA Corporation 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 breakdown of recent recommendations for XOMA Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|XOMA Corporation Competitors||164||544||1200||16||2.56|
XOMA Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 12.37%. As a group, “Biotechnology” companies have a potential upside of 59.65%. Given XOMA Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe XOMA Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
XOMA Corporation has a beta of 3.05, meaning that its stock price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XOMA Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
XOMA Corporation peers beat XOMA Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
XOMA Corporation Company Profile
XOMA Corporation is a development-stage biotechnology company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics. It has five products in its endocrine portfolio, two of which are developed as part of its XOMA Metabolism (XMet) platform. Its products include XOMA 358, XOMA 129, XOMA 213 and Gevokizumab. Its XOMA 358 is meant for long-acting treatment of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. XOMA 129 is meant for rapid onset, short-acting treatment of severe acute hypoglycemia. XOMA 213 is a Phase II-ready product candidate targeting the prolactin receptor, as well as research-stage programs targeting the parathyroid receptor (PTH1R) and the adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH). Gevokizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody with allosteric properties that has the potential to treat patients with a range of inflammatory diseases. Its technologies include Antibody Discovery Advanced Platform Technologies (ADAPT), ModulX and OptimX.
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