Mirna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SYBX) is one of 45 public companies in the “Biopharmaceuticals” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Mirna Therapeutics to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Mirna Therapeutics has a beta of 3.59, meaning that its share price is 259% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mirna Therapeutics’ rivals have a beta of 1.24, meaning that their average share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.3% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.6% of Mirna Therapeutics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Biopharmaceuticals” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mirna Therapeutics and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mirna Therapeutics 0 3 1 0 2.25
Mirna Therapeutics Competitors 190 912 1685 67 2.57

Mirna Therapeutics currently has a consensus target price of $16.75, suggesting a potential downside of 7.20%. As a group, “Biopharmaceuticals” companies have a potential upside of 7.20%. Given Mirna Therapeutics’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mirna Therapeutics has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Mirna Therapeutics and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mirna Therapeutics N/A -44.70% -42.29%
Mirna Therapeutics Competitors -13,072.07% 230.44% -22.70%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mirna Therapeutics and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Mirna Therapeutics N/A N/A -1.88
Mirna Therapeutics Competitors $579.31 million $242.01 million -6.37

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

Summary

Mirna Therapeutics rivals beat Mirna Therapeutics on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Mirna Therapeutics

Synlogic, Inc., formerly Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., is engaged in the development of a novel class of living treatments, Synthetic Biotic medicines. The Company uses its proprietary Synthetic Biotic development platform. Its pipeline includes Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of rare genetic diseases, such as Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) and Phenylketonuria (PKU). It is also focused on Synthetic Biotic medicines to address other conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease , cancer and metabolic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity. The Company’s synthetic biotic medicines leverages the tools and principles of synthetic biology to genetically reengineer probiotic microbes to perform or deliver critical functions missing or damaged due to disease. The Company’s pipeline includes synthetic biotic medicines for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). It is developing SYNB1020 for the treatment of UCD and HE. It is developing SYNB1618 for the treatment of PKU.

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