Coherus BioSciences (NASDAQ: CHRS) is one of 288 publicly-traded companies in the “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Coherus BioSciences to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Coherus BioSciences and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Coherus BioSciences $165.24 million -$111.05 million -4.87
Coherus BioSciences Competitors $464.94 million $167.77 million -6.75

Coherus BioSciences’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Coherus BioSciences. Coherus BioSciences is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Coherus BioSciences and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coherus BioSciences 0 0 9 0 3.00
Coherus BioSciences Competitors 1380 4480 12320 312 2.63

Coherus BioSciences presently has a consensus price target of $34.78, suggesting a potential upside of 168.55%. As a group, “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies have a potential upside of 32.20%. Given Coherus BioSciences’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Coherus BioSciences is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Coherus BioSciences has a beta of 4.32, indicating that its stock price is 332% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coherus BioSciences’ peers have a beta of 6.57, indicating that their average stock price is 557% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Coherus BioSciences and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coherus BioSciences -73.89% -307.41% -63.38%
Coherus BioSciences Competitors -4,766.74% -354.83% -43.39%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.2% of Coherus BioSciences shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.7% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.3% of Coherus BioSciences shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Bio Therapeutic Drugs” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Coherus BioSciences beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Coherus BioSciences Company Profile

Coherus BioSciences, Inc. is a late-stage clinical biologics platform company. The Company is engaged in the business of developing and commercializing biosimilar products. The Company’s business is organized around therapeutic franchises, including Oncology biosimilar candidates pegfilgrastim (Neulasta) and bevacizumab (Avastin); Immunology (Anti-TNF) biosimilar candidates etanercept (Enbrel) and adalimumab (Humira); Ophthalmology biosimilar candidate ranibizumab (Lucentis), and Multiple sclerosis small molecule therapeutic candidate, CHS-131. The Company’s product candidate pipeline includes CHS-1701, CHS-5217, CHS-0214, CHS-1420 and CHS-3351. Its CHS-1701 is a Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) product candidate. Its Bevacizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks angiogenesis by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A). Its Etanercept (Enbrel) is the reference product for CHS-0214.

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